Thursday, July 24, 2014

Washoe County School District: A Confederacy of Dunces

Excellent editorial from the Reno Gazette-Journal about the confederacy of dunces also known as the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees.

What you are seeing is the REAL Washoe County School District, not the district of the PR and photo ops. It is the most corrupt public institution in Nevada, run by idiots and outright crooks who believe they are entitled to lifetime jobs and will step on anybody to ensure they KEEP those jobs for themselves and their cronies. I have said this for years since I was illegally terminated, and I am RIGHT. I hope Martinez forces all of this out in the open. The entire board should resign over this fiasco--they are stupid and undoubtedly influenced or pressured by people on the inside and the outside who want to return the district to the way things "used to be." That means keeping the good old boy system in place where administrators, no matter how bad they are, can do what they want, when they want, and aren't held accountable for their actions. At least Martinez was trying to hold administrators accountable, but that was too much for some.

From the editorial:

It's outrageous. It's a disservice to the students, the teachers, staffers and taxpayers. It leaves the residents of Washoe County completely in the dark — unable to judge the accomplishments of Martinez, as well as the failures. Equally important, it makes it impossible for the voters to judge the actions of the trustees, all of whom are elected officials — their accomplishments and their failures.

The action of the board is a poke in the public eye, a statement that the trustees feel that they have no responsibility to be transparent in their decisions or to share the process of governance with their constituents.