Individualism and Group Identity: A Conversation with Kyle Boyer

This is my conversation with Kyle Boyer, an educator, pastor, and member of the Tredyffrin/Easttown School Board.  On June 14th, during the last TESD school board meeting of the school year, a dozen parents and community members challenged the school district’s equity initiative and use of critical pedagogy. After public comments were closed, Kyle addressed the meeting, calling the comments “hurtful and harmful,” and suggested what he witnessed helped explain why the Capitol was breached on January 6th.    

I did a video analyzing the public comments and Kyle’s response, titled “Tredyffrin/Easttown Parents Compared to Capitol Rioters for Opposing CRT.” The following day, Kyle contacted me and we agreed to have a discussion about his comments and the school board meeting, as well as talk about broader topics such as racism, individualism, group identity, microaggressions, and other issues. This video is our conversation.

Tredyffrin/Easttown Parents Compared to Capitol Rioters by School Board Member for Opposing CRT

On June 14th 2021, Tredyffrin/Easttown School District held a school board meeting to discuss their equity initiative. After a dozen parents voiced their concerns over the teaching of critical race theory and the district’s affiliation with the Pacific Education Group, school board member Kyle Boyer lectured parents for 16 minutes about their “hurtful and harmful” words, insisting the parents just “didn’t get it” and stating “this is why the Capitol was breached.” 

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