To the Editor:
Last week I attended the first meeting of the newly-elected Board of Education, composed of five Republicans and two Democrats and with Deborah Herbst as its new chair. The Board’s very first order of business was to impose limits on public comments at its meetings. I have been attending Board of Education meetings for almost 15 years, and there have never been any limitations on public speaking. Here are the new rules, and why they are a terrible idea.