In May at an incredible state board of education meeting state commissioner Richard Corcoran chided superintendent Green to give our schools to the IDEA academy, saying the district had failed it’s children. He even said he wants the authority to take over schools.
Jason Fischer, amends his J-1 bill from having an appointed school board to having an elected superintendent.
The chutzpah of this guy as he has led the charge of the referendum, so DCPS can’t take care of its maintenance needs.
Mayor Lenny Curry says he’ll ensure problems facing Duval County … If your management (Greene) can’t fix basic needs like air conditioning, we will.”.
Jordan Elsbury, assistant to the mayor.
So Greene is a bureaucrat with little results, despite leading Manatee County and DCPS to its best graduation rates and to less than one percentage point away from an A district grade.
Then throw in Gary Chartrand the Ponta Vedra millionaire and puppeteer, who didn’t want Greene chosen to be super, for good measure
What do all of these people have in common? I think you can figure it out.
Let me make this clear, I am not saying these men are racist, I am how asking why when a white man was the super, one who arguably didn’t do as well as her, there were no such attacks.
Yesterday in an obvious political stunt, Mayor Curry claimed he didn’t know anything about the district’s air conditioner woes when he offered to help. Now you should ask yourself, is he lying, which brings up a whole host of issues, or is he that uninformed which would be even worse.
You won’t have to wait very long, about a minute in, the reporter says he said, he had no idea,
There was a better video where you can hear him actually saying it but I couldn’t find it today. If I find it later I will switch it in
I googled, Duval County Schools, air conditioning, and there were literally dozens of entries from the beginning of the summer till today.
Here are just five.
Is it possible that Curry could have somehow missed all this coverage? I would think no, but 4 months ago, I would have said there was no way a mayor and city council would fight against, jobs, schools, a city, stimulus, children, revitalizing neighborhoods, attracting businesses and slowing or stopping flight to the suburbs, too and boy was I wrong.
What Curry did was a stunt, pure and simple.
We have real problems and we deserve serious people trying to solve them.
From the Times Union,
From the Times Union,
This tweet isn’t from July or August it is from yesterday.
Is that first rate trolling on his part? Or maybe he just doesn’t understand the answers he got, because we all know he doesn’t understand how school districts work. Smith-Juarez met several times in her district which composes Wilson’t but since she didn’t meet at places he apparently wanted her to, that wasn’t good enough.
I have some questions for Wilson.
Does he know parents, the district and the teacher union’s are suing the city because of him?
Does he know that in addition to fixing the district’s infrastructure, the referendum would undoubtedly create jobs, give the city a stimulus, attract businesses, and slow and stop flight to the suburbs or you know, those things that most city councils fight for.
Then how does he sleep at night knowing he is fighting against the city’s schools and children, oh wait I know, he sleeps on pillows stuffed with civic council cash.
First there is Andy Tuck who doesn’t believe in evolution and who in the past has said that he would fight against its teaching is a citrus grower. Here is an older biography.
Then their is former chair Marva Johnson, a cable TV executive, here is a bio for her.
Next there is Ben Gibson, an attorney and republican political operative.
Then there is Tom Grady, an insurance executive, here is a little but about him from the Tampa Times,
Former one-term state Rep. Tom Grady, a Naples Republican and friend of Gov. Rick Scott, has won Scott’s nod to sit on the Florida Board of Education.
During his brief tenure in the House, Grady was notable for billing taxpayers for flying on private planes owned by a campaign donor. He also pushed for tax breaks for some of Florida’s richest residents.
As interim president of Citizens Property Insurance, he also racked up large hotel and travel expenses on the state’s dime. During his short time there, he also created a new job for his former legislative aide.
Michael Olenick is a constriction company executive,
You know because that’s the same thing, practically as working in education.
Finally there is Jacksonville’s own Joe York who in May threatened Superintendent Greene, saying she should listen to the civic council if she wanted Duval to be successful.
He is an AT&T executive,
Not one of them has an education background and not one is qualified to be on the state board of education, not one, yet there they are because of reasons (money) dictating education policy. We would have a better and more experienced board if we would have put everyone who lives in Florida, nineteen million people, names in a hat and drew randomly.