Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Karen Feagins stops the debate early. It’s not the questions they ask but the questions they don’t.
I was disappointed that Feagins didn’t mention that Darryl Willie was on the WJCT community board last night at the district 2 forum. She might not think it is a big deal, heck it might not even be a big deal but it’s a little piece of information, full disclosure, that I think is important.
I also wish she would have mentioned that Trey Csar, of the JPEF, the co-host of the forum was also on the board with Willie and that they both were Teach for America alumni. I feel like I am peeling an onion here. Her not doing so reminds me that she had Csar on a panel to discuss charter schools a little while back. Now Csar was once the vice principal of one but it never came up that many of his bosses either own or have close ties to them. I think more relevant information left out.
Finally Feagins who also seemed disinterested at points for some reason stopped the debate some 12 minutes early and I know she had questions on the table about Gary Chartrand and race based goals, teacher tenure, voting for charter schools that give candidates donations and VAM scores. I know because I submitted them. I really think Willie would have had a more difficult time explaining his position for some of them than than Paula Wright would have but If 8:30 would have rolled around and they had gone unasked I would have shrugged my shoulders but since that wasn’t that case it makes me wonder why.