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Re: Override

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Re: Override

Holy canoli, Batman! Did the good people of Melrose finally wake up from their stupor and decide they had been taking it in the rear end for long enough? Or was this just a one off flash of common sense?

Re: Override

Tune in to this miserable School Committee meeting that I mistakenly tuned into last night (it's back to Dragnet and Mayberry after this wretchedness):

(the June 25th MSC mtg)

Watch at 1:30:00 and see McAndrew openly talk about how bad student performance, that "proficiency data is NOT GOOD...." percentages of students NOT EVEN MEETING GRADE-LEVEL expectations.

Well, at least (for once) one of them uttered an unpleasant truth instead of the round-robin of self-congratulation and interminable gaslighting by ALL of them, and ALL of the administrators brought forward.

and then at 1:47:00 when Razi-Thomas rants about the Personnel Report (indicating the usual departure/retirement/and a few pink slips of staff that happens every year), and about how this is all the fault of those mean, uncaring Melrosians who voted down the override and don't care about students or teachers.... This is the unthinking mindset of these people, and it's gross. On whom would they be blaming for those poor performance results if the override had passed????! It's always the same story with these people, and it's a complete fiction. They never take a shred of responsibility for their OWN failures in determining how the schools "perform," not a single one of them.

So with all their hand-wringing, their answer is just more acronym/word salad and gaslighting, and not a coherent answer, except... and this is rich: to BLAME THE KIDS for NOT TRYING HARD ENOUGH! Whooboy, these folks are pieces of work. Sure, the system fails them miserably but all the officials care about is to make sure the district's next rating with the realtors (a totally phony metric) is highly desirable (must whitewash those pesky federal civil rights cases!), so they'll do or say anything that will create that cloud of BS for the ignorant suckup parents to buy into and then begin the next override campaign. Before you know it, they'll all be telling us again and again how EXEMPLARY the district is, just like the rating they gave the superintendent, as per usual. And they most certainly DO expect that they will outnumber the No votes in their next override coup attempt.... Stay tuned.

Re: Override

Yup. Same chit, different day.