Monday, November 10, 2008

Some Ghost Writer Assisted Falliera to Look Literate

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Falliero's parents must be so ashamed of her! Most people who have done the things she's done would go hide away and find a low key job. Instead, she sits as chair of the board as if she is queen of the world and pounds the gavel. She must have no shame, but her parents and her children must be ashamed.



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I'm glad that she's proud to serve as a school board member. Meanwhile the rest of us are ashamed such an adulteress and harlot sits up there! Her poor children. Her whole family must be so ashamed of her!

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Lee,

It seems Ms. Faliero felt the need to respond to the Tribune Opinion piece with an Op Ed of her own. The following is the response that I posted on tbo.com in response to her Op Ed:

Nice try Jen. The problem is that you cannot rewrite Roberts Rules of Order. As chair you are merely a facilitator.

Once the floor is given to a member, there are very specific rules regarding how the floor may be reclaimed from the person holding the floor. You followed none of those rules.

A member other than the chair could have called for the Agenda of the Day (Provided Griffin was off agenda, which she was not).

Another board member could have called the question... which none did. But only provided the board as a whole agreed that sufficient debate had occured.

The floor could be temporarily seized by a point of information, but after the information request is fulfilled the floor is returned to the person who held the floor prior to the point of information.

You're a joke Jen.You have violated Florida statute by moving out of your district.

You caused a public calamity while residing outside of your district.

As attested by Mark Hart in his divorce deposition, while Mark was employed by HCPS you engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with him that resulted in the dissolution of his marriage and yours.

Finally let us not forget that this is not the first time that you have attacked Griffin.You don't get it.

You were elected to oversee Elia and the administration. You were not elected to make friends.

You routinely do the ROSSAC bunches bidding from your compromised perch. Every time you fight their battles you are battered and beaten. Why do you continue to blindly follow that which you should be leading? What else does Elia have on you?

The only person out of order is/was you. Griffin had the floor. You didn't like her questioning your vaunted authority or attacking your bossom buddies so you did the only thing you know how to do: abused your power. That is out of order.

You did not follow Roberts Rules... that is out of order. You threatened to have Griffin removed which you don't have the authority to do to another elected board member... that is out of order. You called on a fellow elected official to resign if she did not execute her job YOUR way... that is out of order. And YOU madame are out of order.

You may be proud as an elected official, but this community is embarassed and ashamed by you. You are a bully and worse: a go along to get along rubber stamper. You don't deserve to hold any office.

Kiss that seat goodbye Jen. Forces are already aligning against you.

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In the first place, Falliera did not write this. Somebody ghosted it for her.probably Ms. Elia's hired amanuensis. Falliera could no more write this and provide the reasoning invoked than she could walk a high wire in the local traveling circus. I have read some of her past writing. It's Romper Room. Anybody who knows a little bit about rhetoric could tear this piece as compared to her previous writing to pieces in a forensics romp.

Gonzalez, the board lawyer should get a rebuke in these Robert's Rules mess-ups. That is what he is paid to do, not just sit there like a great Buddha pondering his cuticles. He once allowed Chair Falliera to kick me out of a board meeting for uttering a teacher's name. Falliera had made up a rule that one could not speak the name of a teacher during audience-participation time. So much for the quirkiness of the chair's assessment of the First Amendment and the lawyer's sanctioning that quirkiness by remaining silent. Lee Drury De Cesare

Seeking Order Is Not Bullying

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By JENNIFER FALIERO

The Tampa Tribune

Published: November 10, 2008

I am responding to the editorial published Oct. 24, "The Groupthink Bully At Helm Of School Board." It is a sad day and an ongoing trend for the Trib to pay attention to drama instead of news. It is also sad that the opinion is full of false statements and petty nonsense. Let me provide you with the facts.

The Tampa Tribune has endorsed my candidacy twice, in 2002 and 2006, because I was an outsider and could bring a fresh perspective and accountability to the board.

At no time have I ever stated School Board member April Griffin's issues are related to her being an outsider. I am one also.

In fact, Griffin and I regularly vote the same on many issues and share many commonalities. The Tribune is capitalizing on our philosophical differences and our strong wills.

Let's not confuse having strong opinions with failing to focus on student achievement.

Regarding the board meeting in question, a board member was clearly out of order, and as the chair it was my duty to enforce the rules that govern the board.

Refer to Robert's Rules of Order. Enforcing established rules of order is not bullying. Perhaps your focus should be on why the board member failed to yield when cautioned twice.

You state "to suggest that members act in lockstep muzzles the public's voice." I couldn't agree with you more. This board consists of members with very strong beliefs and strong personalities who frequently speak out. When the board is called to order in an official meeting, dissenting opinions are always spoken. That's when a vote of the majority prevails.

Again, the writer wrongly states that student achievement is not the focus of this board. In addition to the 10 student-focused agenda items we discussed, in the audience that night were students from East Bay High School.

They patiently waited to speak during public comment. Each discussed changing policy regarding field trips to presidential rallies as part of school business in Advanced Placement American Government classes.

The six students in attendance reported on their recent trips to the McCain and Obama campaign rallies.

They had to sign out of school to do so as this is not considered school business. Instead of complaining about the rules, they offered a proposal of how current policy should be changed. It was succinct, well-organized and made sense.

All board members were receptive. We could all learn a lesson in brevity, problem-solving and teamwork from these students.

Hillsborough County public schools received an A rating from the state.

In order for a school district to receive an A, a variety of stringent benchmarks must be achieved. HCPS tripled the number of high schools receiving an A last year.

Additionally, the school board now holds a recognition meeting four times a year to celebrate not only student achievement but other noteworthy accomplishments of our staff and partners. Not one reporter was in attendance.

Our board, superintendent, teachers, students and staff continue to receive national and state recognition. Our eighth-graders consistently score best in state on FCAT writes.

Three-fifths of our high schools were on Newsweek's list of America's Best High Schools. Bevis Elementary was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

Our graduation rate is among the highest of the nation's urban districts. Our students are taking more Advanced Placement classes and passing. And the achievements go on.

Our students, my constituents and my co-workers make me proud to serve as an elected official to the Hillsborough County School Board.

Jennifer Faliero is chairwoman of the Hillsborough County School Board

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Puh-leez!!! Jennifer Faliero has to deflect her faults by going on about how great the district is. Stick to the subject, Faliero: you had no right to threaten to kick Griffin out of the board meeting. Why don't you respond to that?

Anonymous said...

Faliero is a whore, and what is sad is that her daughters will grow up knowing she is a whore and probably become whores themselves, since children learn from their parents how to behave.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that she's proud to serve as a school board member. Meanwhile the rest of us are ashamed such an adulteress and harlot sits up there! Her poor children. Her whole family must be so ashamed of her!

The Special Ed Concierge said...

PRO on HCPS: Freedom Of Speech Must Be Fought For


The above is a link to my thoughts on this new action by the Board's Chair.

It appears that there may be an all out blitz against the media to maintain the image of the system.

I have posted this bit on one of blogs:


"Thanks to The Gradebook for the above link.


November 10, 2008
Hillsborought School Board wants better PR

The Hillsborough School Board is tired of getting bad press. It's time for a PR blitz.

Chairwoman Jennifer Faliero shared today plans to build an e-mail listserv, where parents can sign up to receive e-mails directly from the district on everything from transportation updates to the role of the School Board.

She said automated phone calls are in. Letters sent home are out. And stay tuned for exciting new programming for television about the positive things going on in Hillsborough schools.

"I'm tired of hearing what a bad job we're doing," she said. "We do a great job, and people need to have more access to what we're doing."

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November 10, 2008 in Hillsborough County
The Gradebook "


Richard L. Hancock

Anonymous said...

Falliero's parents must be so ashamed of her! Most people who have done the things she's done would go hide away and find a low key job. Instead, she sits as chair of the board as if she is queen of the world and pounds the gavel. She must have no shame, but her parents and her children must be ashamed.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know where I can find Fallerio's education and experience previous to sitting at the helm of this board. Where does she get off treating others as if she is some type of Rhodes Scholar? Perhaps you know, Lee. I wonder what kind of grades she earned at a four-year institution, if she attended. Online, mumbo-jumbo degrees don't count to me. People who truly value the experience of higher education do it the best way, attending on campus, interacting with professors and classmates face-to-face. I doubt she wrote this little piece of propaganda alone. If she did, I would love to know how long the editor spent fixing it up to make it “presentable.”

On another note, I can't respect my "superiors" if they lack a college-level literacy at least, which almost every one of them proves to lack. I receive emails and see communications from assistant principals, principals, Elia, the school board, communication specialists, what have you, and the errors are egregious at times. The hypocrisy is overwhelming. “We at the SDHC demand all students be literate and college ready, but most of us at ROSSAC couldn’t write a complete thought free of comma splices and other gratuitous mistakes to save our lives.” What is their solution to facilitate the perception of college-level literacy? Hire people to make us “look” smart and literate.