According to the Globe and Patch, superintendent and Deselm have signed onto a Supreme Court brief along with officials from a number of other school systems in support of transgender rights of a Virginia teen. Fine and dandy, as it should be. However, this is the same superintendent, and a school committee member of a board that were found guilty of having fostered a "racially hostile environment" after an extensive 2-year United States Office of Civil Rights investigation. This school board member never voted to force any accountability by this superintendent when she took egregiously inappropriate actions to protect the teacher, further victimize the student who was told to "go back to the plantation," and then worked to hide the entire matter and the ensuing legal charges with the incompetent legal team that had been tasked by the superintendent and school board to manage these matters. None of the guilty parties have faced one iota of actual consequences. Now they are trying to paint themselves as social justice warriors, when in fact they are the worst of hypocrites. This is shameful. So how come people in the Boston region seem to understand these issues very clearly but Melrosians continue to look the other way and by default sanction a very wrong and backwards school administration?
from the Globe Comments:
CockroachHunter03/02/17 06:19 AM
Especially after the office of civil rights investigations of Melrose schools, Taymore has little credibility on discrimination issues.
They care about civil rights about the same as Trump
Completely agree that bringing Trump into every conversation is ridiculous. Having said that, the rest of your post is pure unadulterated bull$hit.
Seems to me you're the one who can't let it go. This string is about King Robbie, Lucretia McNasty Taymore, and that collection of babbling head-bobbing half-wits on the School Committee. It's got nothing whatever to do with national politics.
I also completely agree that bringing Trump into so many conversations is absurd. However, going on the offense (anti-Obama and ALL liberals) in response, is becoming equally absurd.
Yes not all Liberals are bat $hit crazy,just most of them!!! Bruce your fascinating.[:)s]
Hardly, but at least I know the difference between "your" and "you're".
This school board member never voted to force any accountability by this superintendent
Most words apply to Melrose EXCEPT for the part about SC getting paid....
NAACP Boston Branch
Incremental improvement might be ok when you are running a manufacturing plant making widgets...the process is the process and the widget is the widget.
Incremental improvements cannot and should not be the acceptable standard when we are preparing our children to compete in a fast paced, ever changing global economy. Our children cannot afford incremental improvements to a broken education system. That's one.
Two, the pervasive RACIAL achievement gaps in the Boston Public Schools absolutely cannot wait for the School Committee to get its act together and finally hold the School Administration accountable for doing the job that they are all paid -well- to do. Otherwise, the members need to be replaced...remember the School Committee members get paid to hold the district accountable. We need stronger representation to support our children. We need people who are not satisfied with "incremental improvements". That standard is highly offensive.
Because this district and city are fully capable of tackling this issue of RACIAL achievement gaps and winning...yet both have failed to do so, this is quickly becoming a moral crisis. It is a failure of our children that we cannot continue to accept while some celebrate incremental change.
The Boston Public Schools must move from theory to practice. Now.