Each school district and state has a board of education, which governs public schools within the region. Private schools have their own boards of directors that perform the same duties for their schools. School board members are either elected by the community or appointed by the city council. It is the responsibility of the school board to establish policies, support school employment, and always place students' educational welfare above all else.
School boards hold monthly public meetings during the school year, which are similar in structure to city council meetings. A portion of the meeting is designated for public comments. Members of the public who wish to address the board must sign up ahead of time. Some boards require you to schedule your talk prior to the date of the meeting (you can call to book a time slot), while others ask that you arrive a few minutes before the meeting and sign up then. Comments are usually limited to about three minutes. You can learn when and where your local school board meets by checking its Web site or calling the school board (look for "board of education" listings under "schools" in the yellow pages of your phone book). Even if you do not have children enrolled in local schools, you are still a taxpayer. School boards need to hear from parents and community members in their district who don't want their tax dollars funding cruelty to animals called "entertainment."
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.