On Tuesday, April 17, 2012, the School Board will be presenting their final choices for superintendent in a public forum at East High School at 6:00 PM.
If we, as a community, allow this farce to continue, we are simply saying that we don’t mind being lied to, cheated, and robbed.
It is evident that Dr. Vargas was the Board’s choice for superintendent all along. That being the case, we were continually lied to by President Evans who said that Vargas would not be considered for the position. We were cheated out of $40,000 in educational dollars when they hired a search firm to find a person they already had. And we, as a community, were robbed of our time, energy, effort, and hope when we were asked to attend public forums and join focus groups in an effort to produce a list of criteria that would determine the attributes this community wanted our superintendent to possess.
As a community we were able to band together and rid ourselves of Jean Claude Brizard. As a community we were able to join forces and fight back against the removal of the Arts, Librarians, and Physical Education in our schools. As a community we must unite and raise our collective voices in opposition to this sham being forced upon us.
If we allow this Board to continue ignoring the voice of the public and carry on, business as usual, then we are committing our children to certain failure.
If we do not shout out against our current system of education by refusing to allow the Board to shove their choices down our throats then we are stating, loud and clear, that our children are not worth our time, energy, and effort to save their educational lives.
If we do not stand up now against the political machine that is running our district then we are committing our children to lives of failure and hopelessness.
If we do not show ourselves to be strong enough to beat back the machine then we must admit that we are also its slaves.
Join the Movement to Save Our Children!