Archives for April 2015
I apologize for sharing and disseminating Sandra Tan’s personal email message to me- it was inappropriate of me to do so and as a result, I have taken it off this website page.
Date: April 4, 2015 at 2:00:31 PM EDT
To: Sandra Tan Cc: Dawn Bracely, Rod Watson, John Neville Warren Colville
Subject: Re: I’m not sure what we’re fighting about, but you win
It’s simple Sandy. I made the motion to terminate Olgilvie to make a point that betrayal and treachery constitute unacceptable bad behavior, and with no consequences will send the wrong message to him and to others.
I knew that the politically correct liberals on the Board knew that what I was doing was correct, but couldn’t buy into such a disciplinary stance because they are such forgiving souls, tomorrow is just another day and it’s better to use the “time proven” exercise of restorative justice that has worked so well at Bennett and Riverside High Schools.
Good leadership demands that you lead from the front and if you are committed to the effort to really win, you make the hard calls and obliterate anything that stands in your way. [Read more…] about Good Leadership Demands that you Lead from the Front
To: Dawn Bracely, John Neville, Rod Watson and Warren Colville (Buffalo News):
Dawn and Rod… this is for writers like you who don’t get it. You are missing a great opportunity to help minority children held captive in a failed school system implanted in the cycle of poverty. Why wouldn’t you support real education no matter what the vehicle (charter schools, SEED schools, neighborhood schools, vouchers, tax credits, etc.) for all the kids. What is wrong with you people? Are you tone deaf? Do you just put the blinders on and support the minority women on the Board who have no plan and demand the failed status quo? Why can’t you see what everyone else in the community sees– that the African American Board members have no interest in helping educate the children? They only seek self -empowerment. Most were elected in a ridiculous separate election in May by a couple hundred union and political activist voters who happen to show up on Election Day. There are no brain surgeons amongst them. It was on their watch, complicit with Phil Rumore, that the system decayed. For how long are we to keep doing the same thing waiting for a miracle from heaven? When do we get a sense of urgency? Are we just going to sit back and let another generation of poverty stricken kids get swept into the drain?