As you can probably guess, I have absolutely zero sadness at the departure of Jerry Weast. Words cannot adequately capture the smarmy arrogance of the man. I had one final chance to catch him in action at the March 28 Board of Education meeting. An overflow crowd of parents representing various interests — including GTA’s Challenge Every Child campaign (do be sure to check out the online petition and read the 850 comments) — had turned out that evening. In the midst of public testimony, which people were trying to listen to, Jerry strolled in to tell the gathered crowd that they should be sure to show up at the County Council budget meetings to support his budget. Lame. Condescending. I short, you won’t find me at the Jerry Farewell Lovefest. (www.WeastLegacy.com. Really? So modest.)So it was with great interest that I awaited the announcement of the new MCPS superintendent. This evening, with much drama, the announcement was made (pending Board Approval): Joshua Starr, Superintendent from Stamford, Connecticut...
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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