Dr. Martin Cox, superintendent at Clarkstown Central School located in Rockland County, New York has resigned under pressure as parents rose up against him and his policies. He is allegedly anti-police, mandated makes for the students and pushed CRT in the school district.
Parents were outraged and went after the school board members. The school board allowed Cox to resign instead of being fired, which will make it easier for him to get another job.
The school board voted 5-1 to accept Cox’s resignation. But they never informed people living in their district the reason that Cox left the school system.
Although, letting Cox resign makes it easier to get another job, but it also prevents a lawsuit over his firing. Even if you win it can get quite expensive. They just chose the path of least resistance.
If anyone inquires about him as a reference, they will be told he resigned, but they cannot be told why.
Here are the complaints against Cox:
He was seen as anti-justice and anti-police for his delayed response to a controversial presentation done by a student about the Black Lives Matter movement.
Parents were also critical of his decision to enforce a mask mandate for students and staff this year before the CDC and state Health Department did.
Parents got so outraged at a meeting that they had to end it after just 15 minutes, with parents yelling and refusing to wear masks.
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Some parents applauded Tuesday night when they heard the announcement of his departure, although some did appreciate his work for their kids.
Some parents tell News 12 many disagreed with Cox’s COVID-19 and mask mandates and that there was concern over talk of bringing critical race theory into the school’s curriculum as well as diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, policies. “I don’t think Marty Cox really was connected to the soul of the community and in being disconnected that turned a lot of people off to him and his policies,” says Joe Solari, parent.
This is a good example of what can be done when parents band together and fight against indoctrination of their children. The good guys do win sometimes.