Ironic if interviews aren't held until after the next meeting. I suppose it wouldn't have been a problem to let the public weigh in on the choices.
My children's schools and educations aren't "on hold" with this interim. It looks like he is doing a very good job. View Comment
Put the pieces together-- or ask any of the Marvin folks about their school. It's been awful for many there.
That principal had to go.
As always there seems to be poor review of administrators in Norwalk. This is another failure of the failed Susan Marks regime. If there was enough to fire her, I think some BOE members would be complaining about what happened. View Comment
Huh? Marks "started to shift the schools on the right path"? Let's see--- last year Susan Marks tried to cut all the intervention aides at the schools, this year she finally got her way and cut them and crowded the classrooms. That's quite the "path" she's following.
Did she hold principals more accountable? Don't think so.
Did she hold the special ed department more accountable? That would be a "no" again.
Poor budget cuts for little kids and no accountability-- that's the wrong path for the schools. View Comment
Please stop bolstering the fringe group of anti-teachers your paper keeps referring to as an "education group". The RedApples are a political group of relatively small numbers who don't speak for rank and file parents in Norwalk.
As for the premise of the article- gee, the teachers union prez says the superintendent failed and her pep squad captain says she failed but that it was the union's fault. How is that news?
By the way, a real schools' leader would have succeeded in spite of union antagonists and political frenemies. View Comment
Why do any of us care about a feud between an elected public official and a union leader elected by his membership? It is obviously personal.
If the two of them let their personal dispute louse up teacher contract negotiations, both will be accountable to the people who elected them.
There is something to be said for back channel negotiations, especially when the topic is sensitive. If Mellion talked to the Mayor, that's great- good leadership by Hizzoner, if you ask me (and another reason why I'd vote for him if he runs for re-election). I don't know if I'd say the same thing about the Board of Education members on this alleged "negotiations" committee.
Sad for Snoopy7 to throw cheap shots at one group of parents. Snoopy is all wrong, BTW. She's already posted that she's leaving the Norwalk schools- is it for education reasons or because she can't play nice with the other parents in the sandbox. View Comment