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Scott Shine proposes the anti-blogging Guerrieri rule

I had the following conversation with an attendee of today's afternoon school board meeting. I had left before it started as I had an important date with my couch and Netflix.

Shine has completely lost it... He called for the board to fire Michelle Begley
He also introduced a social media policy against bloggers, and etc

hahaha did he?
that should be interesting
shoot me some details and I will blog about it

All he said is you accused Gary Chartrand of using his influence to break the story and he is not okay with you as a district employee being able to get away with it. He says he is calling for a social media policy against it and the firing of Michelle Begley the board auditor
Here is the thing that Scott Shine and WJCT should know. If WJCT doesn't want me questioning their integrity they should stop taking money form Gary Chartrand. Now some people agree with him but lets not pretend for a second that he is not agenda driven and I don't know about you but I like my news sources to be above reproach.

It is also unrealistic to think that his agenda doesn't seep into the organizations he finances, JPEF anyone?

As for Shine and other board members, if they don't want me pointing out the crazy things they say, their positions that are the antithesis to supporting public education, or the money they take from special interests, then they should stop saying crazy things, stop taking money from charter school operators and start supporting our schools, children and teachers.

If I was Shine I wouldn't like the blog either, but the truth is he gives me plenty of material to write about.

18 comments:

  1. That's one way to stifle dissent. Sounds familiar:

    Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."

    http://www.snopes.com/quotes/goering.asp

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  2. Keep it up, Chris!

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  3. Right. Because no one should know how horrible our district is. They're crazy!

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  4. You are our voice. I applaud your bravery.

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  5. Keep writing!!! This county needs you.

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  7. Chris,

    Just an fYI on the social media policy, this was proposed as a policy addition from Dr. Vitti and was taken up by your liberal friends on the board in the policy review subcommittee (against my wishes)a month ago. They were unanimous in moving it to next years employee professional standards. So, you only have a few months to add to your resume of false and reckless statements. Sadly, I did not even get a chance to vote on it. So, give your thanks to Hall, Wright and Couch for the "anti-Guerrieri" code of conduct addition next fall. While I am highly disappointed I did not get in on the action, and still want to bring it forward as a policy addition as originally submitted by the superintendent, so it can take affect in before the end of this school year.

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    1. False and reckless statements? Really?? From someone who is bringing down our district and ushering in charter schools. You should be questioned about it. Chris is a voice for many teachers who are brow-beaten and afraid to speak up due to repercussions from district personnel.

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  8. Mr. Shine, have you guys never heard of the Streisand Effect*? Why are you so afraid of Chris? How's he harming you? Are you this vindictive? You are like 5 levels above him. How are you as an elected official this thin-skinned and not above this? Do you not realize how you look worse every time you respond to Mr. Guerreri?

    *"The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet." -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect

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  9. He is no more vindictive than school-based administrators, who also harass anybody who has the nerve to speak. He fits right in with the DCPS culture.

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  10. Mr. Shine,

    Are you going to hunt down anyone who makes a negative comment regarding the school district??? Chris brings up valid points and his efforts are in the business of 'keeping them honest' so if you have the CHILDREN'S best interest at heart, then you should have no problem. Have you ever heard 'couldn't have bought that much publicity?' This whole thing is reminiscent of a Marilyn Manson concert in the heart of the bible belt.......way to go elected officials!

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  11. Keep talking Shine. Every time you open your mouth the collective district employees get a good laugh. ������
    I appreciate what you do Chris! You are a voice for the voiceless!

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  12. These people,they represent us. I just cannot even believe the behavior of these elected officials. It's unreal. DCPS and the behavior of these individuals in control...it's shameful. ALL of them.

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  13. Mr. Shine,
    Are you threatening a school board employee?
    I would suggest that you contact your attorney as you might have a lawsuit on your hands.
    You, sir, should not hold any public office. It is apparent that you do not know how to act in your professional capacity.

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    1. Chartrand will pay his legal fees.

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  14. I'm just a grandparent of 3 but I appreciate the insight you provide to us. Not impressed with the Superintendent nor the Board. Put them all out!

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  15. https://firstamendmentcoalition.org/2010/11/free-speech-teachers-sue-florida-school-district-for-social-media-policy/

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