What’s with the Name?
I always liked the Comedy Central series, Mystery Science Theater 3000. In the show, a captive group consisting of a man and some robots is forced to watch really bad movies. To make it through the movies, they keep a running commentary going throughout the movie. I often feel like the West Contra Costa Unified School District and the state of discourse about public education in the U.S. are bad movies just like Manos: The Hands of Fate and Plan 9 from Outer Space. Thus the name.