Friday, April 5, 2013

So How Could Anything Go Wrong?

During the recent election, Hickman Mills C-1 elected two school board members.  They defeated the bids of two former members to rejoin the board, thus leaving the board with little institutional memory of life before provisional accreditation.

Now I have nothing personal against Shawn Kirkwood and Byron Townsend but I keep hearing stuff about affliations with people in the Kansas City School District, about Freedom, about Clinton Adams, and I am not thrilled about that.  It is not the mentality I think is going to bring back excellence, or even mere adequacy to education in Hickman Mills--too many cronies, too many people making hay on the backs of kids/students that are already needing to see that education means something and can be worthwhile to them.   So, a choice that makes me a bit apprehensive, and shows signs of the same mentalities that wrecked the Kansas City system are trying to infect the Hickman Mills system.

New blood on the School Board--so how is there anything wrong with that?  The potential for disaster is definitely there...


Anonymous said...

The choice isn't trying to infect the Hickman Mills system. That choice is already here and was made two years ago. Tuesday's election just serves as reinforcement. There are now easily enough votes to pass whatever the President wants;, especially when one current member is in Jefferson City as a state representative and may not make it back for regular meetings much less those special meetings that seem to get called at the drop of a hat.

I'm sorry you didn't make a comment about this before the election.

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