- In June of this year, I was attending a Republican gathering at which a couple of the people who were running for the Prescott Unified School Governing Board spoke. I was impressed by one of those candidates, Brooks Compton. Brooks is a single parent and father, who decided to run for the Board when he found out that at least one of our schools is teaching Critical Race Theory, (CRT). or at the very least something so similar as to be indistinguishable from CRT. It was being taught at Mile High Middle School, in a 7th grade class, innocuously titled “Life Skills”. Mr. Compton said he had proof.
I was surprised that CRT would be taught in a local middle school and so I contacted Brooks Compton. I had heard reports that both county and local School Superintendents had stated that Critical Race Theory was NOT being taught in our schools. Since my original meeting with Brooks, we have discussed the evolving responses to his revelations.
At his latest appearance at the Republican Women of Prescott, (RWOP), Mr. Compton summed it up in this way: the PUSD Administration had a choice to admit what had been taught in the schools and face the consequences or to deny the obvious. They chose to circle the wagons and deny. It seems that the senior school officials, who have heard Mr. Compton speak, have decided to react by stating that there is no CRT in the approved curriculum. Brooks has stated that this defense is merely a play on words. In reality, it is in the supplemental material, crafted by the teachers unions and woke, left leaning teachers. Brooks has stated that “the PUSD administrators had an opportunity to work and resolve issues with me as a parent. Because of their efforts to obscure reality, now they are forced to deal with me as a candidate.”
Brooks Compton has caught the attention of parents, taxpayers, community leaders and other Republican candidates for statewide offices, including 2nd Congressional District candidate Eli Crane and former Attorney General and Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne.
At the recent RWOP candidate forum, while listening to Brooks Compton speak, Congressional District candidate, Eli Crane went and read Compton’s evidence of CRT, SEL and the direction the School District is moving. He then went to the podium and stated, “I actually went and looked at Mr. Compton’s article out there on his table. I highly suggest you guys go look at it too. I thought if there was one place in the country they wouldn’t be teaching that crap to our kids, it would be here in Prescott.”
Brooks’ whole business career has been about establishing relationships and problem solving. In this vein, he has traveled to Phoenix, contacted and established a working relationship with Tom Horne. They have discussed the relevant issues facing Arizona schools. Mr. Horne and Mr. Compton are united in their vision. They both want to remove Critical Race Theory from our schools. They want to eliminate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and get our educational system and schools back on track by returning to the basics. Just accomplishing this should raise our students’ test scores because the teachers will have so much more time to teach the basics. Because of their relationship and shared vision, Brooks Compton is very proud to announce that Tom Horne has officially endorsed him for the Prescott Unified School District Governing Board.
Brooks has explained that his motivation and his philosophy for running for the Prescott Unified School District Governing Board is to give our children back their childhood. That childhood has been stolen by COVID lock downs, mandatory masks, vaccinations, CRT, SEL, transgenderism, and daily pronoun lessons, just to name a few.
At our first meeting, Brooks stated the following to me that pretty much says it all: “Let me tell you a story. When my son and I traveled to Mexico and went out to eat, everyone we dealt with, from being seated, to taking our order, was Hispanic. Many years ago, when we vacationed in Prescott and went out to eat, most everyone we encountered, from the person cooking our food to the person who cleared the table, was White. When we traveled to New Orleans and went to the French Quarter, most of the people we experienced were Black. In all of those travels, the only thing my son knew was that he didn’t want to be a busboy. My son didn’t know racism until the Prescott Unified School District taught him racism.”