Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Lucy van Pelt named Principal at RGHS

There was a running gag in the comic strip; Peanuts;

"... Lucy's most famous gimmick in her long existence as
a character is as the one who pulls the football away from
Charlie Brown right as he is about to kick it." wikilink

She pulled this trick off over and over again,
because she was able to convince Charlie Brown, that
she would never do it again.

She was able to pull the trick off over and over again,
because Charlie Brown believed her when she said that
she would not betray his trust again.

The RGHS community has been told over and over again,
next time you will be meaningfully involved in the decision
making process.

Yet, once again, the community showed up at the table
where decisions are made; to find no seat.

Yet again,they found that the decision had already been made.

The decision to appoint Linda Torres as the principal
at RGHS, was made without community involvement,
despite the ongoing assurance that,
that would not be the case.

One of the first things she did as the new principal,
was to imply that the community would have a seat at the table
where decisions are made.

The remaining question,

is anyone really going to believe her?

Is anyone going to run to kick the ball of meaningful participation
in the decision making process,
only to have the leadership of the APS, dba Linda Torres
snatch the ball away, again, and again, and again?

Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.
Chinese proverb

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