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The Dr. Fusco presentation was a joke. I went in with an open mind and with high hopes that this self proclaimed expert might provide wisdom and insights that would help us save our failing education system. Well, I was extremely disappointed.
Here is a man with advanced degrees (Dr.?) and a wealth of public experience who had difficulty crafting a message and presenting it in a way that was constructive and in a way that inspired confidence. Instead he was angry and degrading. His anecdotes were self serving and his message confused. I was disappointed that I wasted 2 hours that I can never recapture.
Buried deep deep in his content was a message of controls and generally accepted business practice. You had to squint your eyes real hard and listen to every 6th word to hear it, but it was there. I'd suggest to Mr Fusco that if he wants to take this show on the road that he rethink his message, refine his presentation, and polish is delivery. Only then he may get the right people to listen.
Mr. Arnone's reaction was expected. He lashed out at someone who on several occasions belittled the Board and all but called them ignorant. Sorry Mr. Fusco, we all don't have advanced college degrees.
As for the board or ed and more specifically the majority, they're sadly confused as to what problem they're trying to solve. They want the corruption gone, right? Do they feel they're being intentially scammed by the administration? If so, then why haven't they made any changes in the administration? Andre, Sue and Chuck have been there for awhile so what's their excuse now that they have the majority. All the posturing when in the minority was some ruse? No. I smell the stink of fear on our majority.
Better yet, let's say in all of their auditing and searching, the Board finds a million dollars. Wow! It is a nice sum of money, right? But don't buy balloons and party favors just yet. It's a one time find, sort of like finding a $5 bill on the ground. It is some short term relief but does nothing to solve your long term problem of being broke. What will the school board do for an encore when they need another million or 2? Find more corruption? They will resort to the old methods of cut cut cut. It's plain that our new School Board majority has no real plan, no clue as to what problems they're trying to solve. Could it be all about the votes? Cracking down on "corruption" does make the news. Let's hope they are bigger than that.
I'd suggest Mr. Greco step up and try to lead here. He should take a step back to understand their responsibilities and why we need them to be successful. Then get to work. Finding a million is great and I wish them luck, but it does little to solve the real problems facing our education system and the reason they're there, the children whose futures hang in the balance.
Posted by Anonymous to The Cool Justice Report at 7:09 AM