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Re: “Wake school board votes 5-4 to end year-round assignments -- somehow

apexmom, You hit the nail on the head. They will ignore the survey results (Prickett, who asked for the survey, is now saying it's not to gauge intentions but to generate ideas) and forge ahead. Then if everything gets messed-up they can say "we were just giving the parents what they asked for." Never mind that your kindergartener has 35 kids in her class. JeffS - I'm with you. She's not representing anyone in her district except the small number of people who worked on her campaign. I think everyone who voted for her should have to attend one of these 8-plus hour BOE meetings and watch her in action. They'd be just as embarassed as you and I are. They'd get to see her deer-in-the-headlights look every time she's asked a question. Watch her give ridiculus answers showing she has no clue what's she talking about. And her best performance to date: Keith Sutton, sitting next to her, asked why she didn't mention the during the hour they'd just spent discussing the survey. She just sat there and didn't say anything. Nothing. When the silence was becoming ackward Malone, another embarrassment, jumped in and said he'd be proud to vote for the resolution.

Posted by Raleighmom on 01/08/2010 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Wake school board meeting Tuesday has a COW -- early arrival advised

I'd put Ron's statements in the same category as the statements about information gathering and no rushed decisions made by Tedesco and Goldman. Ron is very involved with setting the agenda, for him to pretend otherwise is crazy. As for no contraversial subjects, hmmm, seems to me introducing a new resolution killing year-round and cancelling the survey and utilization study they requested just 10 days ago might upset a few folks. So much for all the promises to get input from the public. They asked for the survey, now they don;t want it. Why not? Afraid it won't back-up their claim that yr has been a failure?

Posted by raleighmom on 12/11/2009 at 6:15 PM

Re: “New Wake school board majority debuts, and it's a fiasco

You are right Betsy - thankfully the reporters present set them straight on that.

Posted by Raleighmom on 12/04/2009 at 2:06 PM

Re: “New Wake school board majority debuts, and it's a fiasco

I attended the meeting Tuesday and your summary was spot-on. Nothing that happened on Tuesday came as a suprise. They clearly had an agenda and lots of promises were made during the campaign. What was surprising, as you said, was the manner in which they acted. They won, they have the votes to pass anything they want. Why then the total lack of civility? It may be a political arena but this is still the South and most people expect politeness and civility. Especially from elected officials. Just think, these are the same people who are responsible for overseeing character education in our schools. I question just how objective Mr. Stangler is. From where I was sitting I could clearly see that he spent a lot of time congratulating the new members and chatting with some of their key supporters.

Posted by Raleighmom on 12/03/2009 at 2:26 PM

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