Thursday, March 08, 2012

Standing up pays off for Westsiders

The APS School Board has yielded to public pressure and created another west side school board district. The Journal reports, link, the board has recognized a great river running through the city and the differences of opinion it separates; the west side will have 2-1/2 seats on the board instead of 1 and a 1/2, and a 1/2.

It is important to School Board President Paula Maes and the rest (their silence gives consent) that we believe the changes they made have nothing to do with the pressure applied by community members and legislators.

Apparently the Journal agrees; no mention of any of the public outrage that led to the board revisiting the issue.

No mention either, in the Journal ever, of the Citizens Advisory Council on Communications petition, link, or of the more than one hundred good citizens who signed it, or of Maes' and board's efforts to make sure it never sees the light of day, link.

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