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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Scott Shines hypocrisy, the first amendment is for board members not for teachers.

From the, I can’t make this up file and ActionNews: 

A Duval County school board member is pushing back against a call for his fellow elected officials to stop criticizing each other in the media. 

Scott Shine said it’s a violation of board members’ First Amendment rights and voters’ rights to know what elected officials are saying to each other.

Then this is what he quite gleefully told me the other day in a comment on the blog:
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.
So the First Amendment is sacrosanct for board members but teachers should have their rights stifled? He's bragging there because he thinks my voice will be silenced.
Also from ActionNews:
“They (board members) have a duty and obligation to speak to the public and some of the things that need to be told may not be comfortable things to talk about,” said Shine.
Um, yeah Scott I feel you on that one, sometimes the public needs to be told uncomfortable things like how your hypocrisy knows no bounds.

1 comment:

  1. I wondered about his interview when I saw it on television, after posting that comment on your blog about the school board was considering instituting a non-social media policy for employees.