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PD Gives Ringing Endorsement to Sanders and Transformation Plan
Submitted by ralphnadir on Sun, 06/06/2010 - 12:14.
Not unexpectedly, the PD has given a ringing endorsement to Dr. Eugene Sanders and his Transformation Plan in today's editorial section.
Some of my comments on this from cleveland.com:
<Not every thing wrong with Cleveland schools is the fault of Dr. Sanders. There are some positive, constructive aspects of the Transformation Plan, too.
What I don't get is the confrontational, uncooperative attitude he has displayed lately. He has been quoted as saying that singing "Kumbaya"
Unfortunately, his tenure has been characterized by a climate of fear and the alienation of his most important employees. It has been proven by State Auditor Mary Taylor that Dr. Sanders' right-hand man, Chief Operations Manager Dan Burns, had been illegally investigating Board members, teachers, and private citizens in Toledo. Others have suggested that Sanders is either incompetent to have allowed such things to happen; or, that he is lying when he says he knew nothing about it. You can draw your own conclusions. In any event, the PD's strong endorsement of Dr. Sanders seems somewhat difficult to fathom.>
<I agree, bloesinger. The nuts and bolts of simply running schools in an effective and logical fashion are ignored, while the sexy new programs are pushed.