With friends like the city council, the district’s schools and children don’t need enemies

With friends like the city council, the district’s schools and children don’t need enemies
Several council members expressed their love of our schools and children. They talked about how they wanted the referendum to pass so badly too, but then followed with a but.
You see they love our schools and children so much, they support the referendum so much, that despite a recent poll where 56 percent of the city said they supported it, they couldn’t vote for it. Now that’s love right.
Imagine loving your mother so much you won’t give her the medicine she needs or your kids so much you won’t feed them or your dog so much, well you are getting the point.
They aren’t being cruel, they aren’t being capricious, they aren’t selling out the city’s children and schools on behalf of a handful of donors when they vote to sell out the city’s children and schools on behalf of a handful of donors, nope they are doing it because they love, and maybe just a little too much.
The city council would have you believe they took a no brainer, supporting the city’s schools and children, supporting jobs, attracting businesses, revitalizing communities, stopping or slowing flight to the suburbs, and a huge economic stimulus and turned it into a black eye for the city, all for love, all because they just care so much. Well we know the truth.
The thing is we all know why they have done what they done, it’s on behalf of their donors whose interests they care about, not the interests of the city. 
Civic Council Members- Curry campaign and Pac Donations
Douglas Baer- 2,500
John Baker- 3,000- 75,000
Edward Burr- 1,000- 4,000
Gary Chartrand- 2,000 – 50,000
Tim Cost- 1,000
Susan Wiles- 1,000- 500
Steven Halverson- 1,000
Preston Haskell- 2,000- 10.000
Rusty Newton- 2,500
Peter Rummell- 2.000- 50,000

Then there is this too,
The civic council loves charter schools but they really love the KIPP School and the Tiger Academy.

John Baker- KIPP Charter

Gary Chartrand- KIPP Charter

Daniel Edelman- KIPP Charter

John Baker, Tiger Academy

Eric Mann, Tiger Academy


https://www.kippjax.org/who-we-are/our-board/ 


Well with friends like them, the city’s schools and children certainly don’t need enemies.
I hope people remember what they have done.

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