Dhun May - Candidate for School Board
October 1, 2020
by Observer Staff
Dhun May immigrated to the US from India when she was nine years old. She is Zoroastrian, a minority religion in that country. She has an adult son who passed away named Daniel, and a daughter who is a veterinarian. The daughter, Armiati May, is an activist for veganism and opposes 5G.
She is "over 50" in age, a small woman. On a good day she's five feet tall, she says. Why did you decide to run for SMMUSD?
"I have ideas no one else has," says May. "There are simple things that can be done to improve the health of children, such as providing more whole-food and plant-based options. It makes children less susceptible to early-onset puberty, and it makes the classrooms calmer."
What qualifies you to sit on the school board?
"I have been in the business of substitute teaching for 40 years," says May. She taught one year at the SMMUSD 15 years ago.
May says she knows how to be diplomatic. She believes she can "make some inroads that will make a real difference."
What should schools do about Covid-19?
May is worried about the social justice issue caused by school closures. "People with money can afford home schooling more readily."
May thinks children "should be able to come to school and not be confined to some pod where they don't get any exercise. They shouldn't have to stay home."
What would you do if elected to the School Board?
May is appalled by the physical state of the campuses, bathrooms with no soap and windows that won't open.
She's also concerned about forced vaccinations. She cites SB276, which she says forces children in all public and private schools "to be vaccinated with about 14 times as many doses as was generally required in the 1990s. This is a concern. Educators should at least be discussing it."
May believes there is a connection between all of these vaccinations and the rise she sees in the need for special education. She adds, "GMO foods are another problem- children are having more and more problems, and special education is becoming a really strong part of school." May says that "If these children had a plant-based diet, they would not have these problems."
What should be incorporated into the school curriculum?
"There should be character-building books in elementary school libraries," says May. "There are a lot of books that don't do much for the kids. If they could just put those things into their curriculum instead of all the propaganda and indoctrination."
May admits, "I kind of have old fashioned values." She is concerned about the subjects being brought up, starting in kindergarten. "Trying to tell kids to think things are okay that were thought of as wrong just a few years ago." May would like to see some of these radical social justice standards removed. However, she realizes that school board members have limited power.
For more information about Dhun May, visit http://www.dhunmay.com. For the statements of all candidates go to santamonicavote.org