Here in Jefferson County, we love hypocrisy like a possum loves roadkill!
We have the Crapola-Journal yammering on and on about how diversity is so important that public school kids should spend hours a day on buses to mix up the races… on paper… in suburban schools. Now, the C-J has the nerve to barf out a big, fat, glossy issue of HerScene that has, what, three black models in a sea of white skin and blue eyes? My copy usually gets chucked into the recycle bin moments after it hits my front porch but I wanted to see if the C-J walks the walk.
They don’t. So much for diversity at the C-J.
I won’t yammer on with more examples of “do as I say, not as I do.” Just scroll through some of the old Voodoo posts about the Crapola-Journal, JCPS superintendent Sheldon Berman and the teachers union and you’ll see what I mean.
Now, about the TerryJerry stuff…
Look at what Jerry Weast pulled on his school district! It’s almost as good as JCPS superintendent Sheldon Berman’s diversity agenda but not quite. Here’s a blurb about Weast cutting music programs and attempting to pull the rug out from under music teachers. The worst part? He accepted an award from the Maryland Music Educators Association.
Click on the screenshot to get catapulted to one of the best parent-run advocacy websites I’ve ever seen:
Oh, boy! It gets better!
While Jerry Weast is getting a pile of deposit slips ready for a $5000 per day gig as a consultant for Jefferson County Public Schools’ superintendent search, a whole bunch of MCPS librarians are going to get reduced from full-time to part-time employees. Read the whole story here: Advocacy for School Media Specialists (Librarians) on the Web.
The story gets even better when you get to the retirement party invitation that describes the fundraiser to improve school libraries:
We also are honoring [Weast’s] service to our community by establishing the fund, Reading Is Elementary, to collect contributions for book purchases for the 131 MCPS elementary school libraries. Since he arrived in Montgomery County, Dr. Weast has talked about the importance of giving our children strong reading skills in the early grades. Our goal is to collect $1,000 for each of the schools so that we can provide our students with well-stocked libraries.
Ahh, there’s nothing quite like those self-aggrandizers who prop up cleverly-named advocacy groups or fundraisers when they’re really just promoting, well, themselves.
There is plenty of stuff out there about Weast cutting costs but not a single mention about eliminating overpaid adminstrators, paper-pushers, bean counters or whatever you want to call those people. That means his advice won’t make waves and he’ll fit right in.
He’s as good as hired!