Sunday, February 1, 2015
Superintendent Vitti plays a dangerous game, lulls the city into a false sense of security.
Former Superintendent Ed Pratt Dannals at every community meeting would read off a litany of impressive accomplishments then at the end would say and “we are a B district”. After Superintendent Vitti, at this weekend’s one on one conference for community activists, finished reading his long list of accomplishments, he couldn’t do the same because the state currently has the districts grade at C.
I thought the former super was doing the city a disservice with his “all is well” message because we all knew it wasn’t and this is a trap the current super is falling into. Teacher morale is rock bottom, communication between the district and teachers is abysmal, we have massive teacher turnover and ignoring discipline, so there are less referrals and suspensions is not improving discipline. I could go on and on too.
Yes there have been improvements and accomplishments here and there which we should acknowledge and even celebrate but superintendent Vitti’s all is well message like his predecessors did is doing the city a disservice. It lulls people into a false sense of security. The super shouldn’t run from our problems, he should instead embrace them and then tell the city it’s time for us to roll up our sleeves and help him fix them because that is the only way it is going to happen.
The superintendent had a real opportunity but on the day before the Super Bowl, he fumbled the ball.