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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Normal Expectations Are Shattered at Emery School District

Something Happened at the School Board 

Everyone knows something needs to happen for there to be news.  But news can also occur when the fact that nothing is happening is noteworthy....when a reasonable expectation for something to happen is shattered by nothing happening.  Last Tuesday in Emeryville was different because simultaneously something happened and the normal expectations for nothing to happen were shattered.

What happened and what broke normal expectations for nothing to happen was a School Board member responded to criticism from a citizen.

Rogue School Board member, John Affeldt broke rank and boldly, even unashamedly responded to criticism about School District policy from Emeryville parent Brian Carver.  The response came in the form of a letter to the Tattler causing School District watchers to speak of a thawing, a detente between dissenting citizens and the School District.  While such overwrought talk may be seductive, prudence would dictate waiting to see how this new thing develops.  Still, it's remarkable: something happened at the School Board.  Expectations for nothing to happen were shattered.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think this is worthy of turning it into a story. Everybody gets thier 2 minutes before the school board if they want it & thats where you should take this.