Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Jason Fischer’s symbolic vote against poor and minority students
The first thing the school board does at their monthly meeting is vote on the consent agenda, what they are covering that day. It’s a formality and in the history of me following the school board, maybe in the school boards history it has always been unanimously approved (and yes I realize just about everything is) . That is until last night when Jason Fischer voted nay.
You see Jason Fischer really, really, really likes choice even if it’s substandard or funnels money to millionaires or is bad for poor and mostly minority students and what happened yesterday was the super pulled his open enrollment proposal; hence the nay vote.
The problem with Fischer is he doesn’t care if his votes hurt mostly poor and minority students, see teach for America or open enrollment. He doesn’t even care if it hurts the people in his neighborhood as many local citizens pushed back against the proposed charter school on Skinner Blvd. You know the one that isn’t needed. He doesn’t care and he also doesn’t understand that choice just for choices sake is a bad choice.
How somebody who has such open disdain for public schools was elected is beyond me.