Thursday, July 26, 2007

Gene Grant; a different point of view on gradegate.

With very, very few exceptions, locals are expressing their outrage over what looks like the privileged class getting caught with their fingers in the cookie jar.

Gene Grant sees things differently
according to his column in the Trib.

He sees the public officials and their son as victims
of the violation of their right to privacy.

He sees apparently,
only the rights of the parents and students.

He does not see the right of all stakeholders to know the truth about their interests in the public schools.

I am sure Gene Grant would argue that in this case, the right to personal privacy trumps stakeholders' right to the truth. He shares the Trib's lack of concern for this community's right to know the truth about the administration of the public trust and treasure in the APS.

Grant posits, this was a choice between right and wrong;
when in fact it was a choice between right and right.

He goes on to suggest that racism played a part in the publicity surrounding the grade change. He is entitled to his opinion. I have listened very carefully around this issue and he is the first to suggest that racism played a part.

In any case; he and I came to at least one similar conclusion; I a month before he.

When Beth Everitt said that it is unlikely that we will ever know the whole truth about what happened; ...she wasn't just a goofin.

Grant wants to see the subpoenas served. He is too late; that boat already sailed. Had he or the Trib spoken up on the subpoenas a month ago; it might actually have made a difference.

Grant hit the nail on the head in his closing;

"This situation will likely slink into the sunset..." (without further notice.)

but only because the Trib and the Journal will not investigate and report upon the corruption and incompetence in the leadership of the APS.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks alot Mr Grant. This had nothing to do with Race, it had to do with privilage and enabling.
Give these types of parents the nod, and look what follows!No wonder th scools suffer the soft racism of low expectations!