Scott Shine has a blog, who would have thought something was possible considering how much he hates the Education Matters blog.
There isn't much to it, just an about page and one post about Ashley Smith Juarez conspiring to fire the superintendent.
Check it out.
He also emailed everyone on his Rolodex in an effort to preempt the firing of his man crush and used some pretty specious arguments and baseless innuendos as well.
From the Times Union with my comments in bold
Shine said in an email late Sunday that Smith Juarez late last week tried to “coerce” Vitti into resigning, and that she called a special board meeting for this Friday morning to hold a vote on whether to terminate Vitti “with minimal public input.”
Coerce is a pretty loaded word as for pubic output people have been speaking loud and clear for months now about their dissatisfaction with the superintendent.
“It would be a tragic mistake to terminate Dr. Vitti in the middle of the comprehensive school reform work we are currently undertaking,” Shine said. “In addition, termination in the middle of the school year would send a shock wave through the school system and likely damage students’ academic achievement.”
Oy vey, a little apocalyptic there. they decided to part ways with Pratt Danals in January of 2012 and Joey Wise left six weeks after the start of school in October of 07 and the school system chugged along.
Shine said in his email he believes Smith Juarez wants to fire Vitti because of “personal issues... unrelated to his actual work performance.”
He said Monday that he doesn’t know what those issues are, but he has noticed tension increase between Smith Juarez and Vitti over the past six months.
There are a lot of rumors out there about the superintendent, if you google search him, affair is the second word that appears next to his name, but Shine sounds like he is just making stuff up there. I noticed tension, doesn't seem like credible evidence to me.
He also accused her of taking unilateral actions in violation of board policy by urging Vitti to resign or be fired.
I would be very surprised if he has an understanding of board policies but again he doesn't offer any specifics and if he has them why not offer them?
Here is something WJCT is reporting he said
“I think it would be a disaster,” he said. “So many of the reforms that we’ve put in place are Dr. Vitti’s initiatives. Without his guidance I'm afraid many of those things will fall apart.”
What's been a disaster in my opinion is Shine's term on the board and I for one think some of his plans should fall apart as the district would be better off without them .
Shine was indeed a busy boy last night and I believe this includes the following comment left on my blog. It was sent anonymously but it echos things he has said to me in the past.
You deserve to lose your job, be sued for what little money you have and should NEVER be able to teach again. I'll gladly write a substantial check to the attorneys who end up pursuing you in court. This is not journalism, this is bitterness for losing your School Board bid several years ago and an ego-boost. Give up. You don't care about JAX kids, none of these posts actually assist teachers and parents in providing resources to help improve the system. It just gives you the attention you crave so much. SCUM.