Where is the school leadership in Manassas?

March 4, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Posted in City of Manassas, liberalism, Public education. | 1 Comment

On the heals of another damaging report on City schools, I would expect our school superintendent, Gail Pope,  to release a statement explaining why, we the taxpayers of the City, should put up with her any longer.   The graduation rate and test scores are down.   The report, while based on data from a couple of years ago, is nevertheless a concern since we are not aware of any changes made by Pope that have addressed the wasting of money.

On the heals of another damaging report on City schools, I would expect our school superintendent, Gail Pope,  to release a statement explaining why, we the taxpayers of the City, should put up with her any longer.   The graduation rate and test scores are down.   The report, while based on data from a couple of years ago, is nevertheless a concern since we are not aware of any changes made by Pope that have addressed the wasting of money.  The school board also has an obligation to address such concerns.  However, it appears they are acting just like Pope, hoping to have to avoid having to answer why they are wasting money and not showing any concern for the failing school system.

This is simply unacceptable.  Pope’s job is not to hire friends at outrageous salaries, it is to run a school system in a way that allows our students to excel at academics.   She has failed so far to do that.    Leadership is a special quality.  She obviously lacks that quality.

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/01/educational_productivity/

Advertisements

1 Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

  1. I agree big time. Elected officials, the school board, and Ms. Pope should be embarassed. Schools are a major reason why upper class families dont move to the city. It is a drag on everything. Anyone who doesnt acknowledge this should not be re-elected.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: