Self Interested School Superintendent Whining
Superintendents weigh in on proposed consolidation.
They keep talking about two bogus issues:
(a) Increased busing because of the decommissioning of school buildings.
But that is a red herring. No one is talking about decommissioning schools, it is about decommissioning Superintendent jobs.
(b) Loss of Parent Control.
Parents have no control and most (all?) Superintendents actively attempt to prevent that control. I have never met a Superintendent who believed that his/her control was subordinate to that of parents.
Here is an article with a collection of Superintendent misdirection and whining:
Sounding off: Superintendents weigh in on proposed consolidation
And more whining and Superintendent mendacity here:
If they are so interested in Parent Control – Let’s replace the School Boards with the Parent Councils that Chicago uses. One per School – and they actually get final budget control. Whoever controls the purse strings controls the principal, the superintendent or grand Poohbah. How about some real control?