Monday, September 29, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008 9:40 PM
I happened to see that you read my blog.
I am interested to know if you got into reviewing the school board and administration because of your special child you mention. Is he or she disabled in some way? I know that I heard that parents won a case against the school board for its lax attention to a disabled child. I recall—and about this I am not sure---that these parents won the Courage Award from the County for their achievement. No member of the board attended the ceremony, of course.
I am encouraged at how many anti-thugs-who-run-the-schools blogs. The newspapers are too scared to put in plain English what these parasites are doing to ruin education. I think the blogs will remedy this situation in the long run. I cheer any new blog that turns up. What the newspapers won’t do, the blogs can. May we have a hundred soon that zeroes in on education.
I taught college English for 28 years. The students who entered my freshman English classes from the county schools couldn’t write. I don’t mean essays. I mean a correctly punctuated sentence. I am waiting for some indignant parent of one such parent to sue the school board for malpractice. I will be an expert witness with great pleasure. lee
Response to above:
1 comments:The key word in Mr. Hancock's comment above is "retaliated." The administration backed up by the board retaliates against anybody that intrudes in their little ROSSAC kingdom.
In a top down from the hierarchy, the superintendent makes the rules, and the rest of the school system obeys them no matter how senseless they are. If anybody declines to follow the regimen, the administration and board collude to smite the opposition to their hegemony. It doesn't matter if the person making the complaint is right--as were Mr. Erwin in reporting theft, bid-rigging, and sub par construction in the schools or the Whiteheads protesting the lack of attention to their child--ROSSAC's goal is to annihilate the person.
This points to the main activity of the Professional Standards office: to gather data on the offending people who protest the system and to fire them (in Erwin's case, sans his pension)--extirpate them from the system that the superintendent and her acolytes have constructed.
Thank God both Mr. Erwin and the Whiteheads sued and won. Of course, the taxpayers paid for the indulgence of ROSSAC's myrmidons of their spite. What citizens must do is protest, protest, protest. Mount blogs and complain. Go to board and complain. Tell friends and neighbors and the person in the supermarket next to you at the meat counter. Shine a light on this perversion of a public institution. lee