In our last post, we published a summary of Monday's BOE meeting that was submitted as a comment. Part of that summary stated:
"Marty patted admin on the back and proclaimed "everyone grew." Did you look at the data Marty?????"
Earlier today we received the following comments:
Growth Index for 5th grade from fall 13 to fall 14
The Lane +0.4
If I'm reading this correctly, this means that only one school grew slightly in 5th grade. Am I reading that Marty Turek said that everyone grew?"
We are going to get directly to the point: Board of Education members can not afford to be "dummies." Dummies have no voice of their own. Like wooden ventriloquist's dolls, they cannot think for themselves. They only mouth the words that their ventriloquist is saying. Dummies cannot see through the fog of obfuscation and discern fact from fiction.
No, not all D181 students showed growth from Fall 2013 to Fall 2014. The facts and data speak for themselves. Sadly, not so for the Board Members, who we rely on to review facts and data, ask questions about what they mean and seek accountability from administrators who present conclusions that fly in the face of reality.
Our children need thoughtful, committed board members who don't just mouth the words the administration wants them to say.
So we say to the D181 board members: Please don't be dummies. Dummies won't cut it with our intelligent community members. Dummies won't get re-elected. Our kids deserve better than dummies.