From the Times Union;
The Quality Education for All Fund, or QEA for short, wrote letters to all seven Duval School Board members, threatening to cut ties with the district if it reneges on an “implicit understanding” that the district would continue supporting the programs.
An implicit understanding? Um what???
Then today Jason Fischer tried to bully and intimidate the board by demanding an audit and in doing so, he as much sited Gary Chartrand as a reason why.
Also from the Times Union: Fischer said in his letter that Duval’s “questionable budgeting practices” have triggered a pushback from the philanthropic sector. Recently local philanthropists sent a letter pressuring the school board to spend more on some of the donors’ favored educational programs.
So where does Shine come in? Oh instead of supporting the district, he supported Chartrand and Fischer.
Board member Scott Shine said he agrees with Fischer that the district finance office “made a considerable mistake.” He added that a state audit could be part of an additional, “peer review” of district finances.
Duval Board member Scott Shine said he believes the district should not endanger future private donations by failing to find a few hundred thousand more for QEA programs. “I think it’s important to maintain that relationship,” he said. “I’d like us to do what we can to fund the programs. …. We’re only a couple hundred thousand dollars away.”
These three men represent all that is wrong with education and as you can see Chartrand and Fischer aren’t above using bullying, and intimidation to get what they want while Shine just shrugs his shoulders and goes along.