The school super: Cold feet or Madison politics?

Now you see him  now you don’t

We who live in Madison WI say if you don’t like the weather, wait an hour for it to change. Same with our elections. Act 10. And now, Madison’s school superintendent. It ain’t over until the courts rule and the City of Brookfield reports.

Matthew Gutierrez backs out of running Madison’s schools. (News account here.) The poor guy got doused with identity politics with major black community leaders disrespecting the Latino after he was chosen over two African-American candidates. (We reported in February.)

Gutierrez said he had to guide his suburban San Antonio, Texas, district out of the coronavirus pandemic. How is it that three months after his resignation (now rescinded) the Seguin school district had not found his replacement?

As for my liberal-progressive-socialist acquaintances on the Madison school board: They’ll be pressured to take one of the two also-rans, both of whom were under a cloud of possible malfeasance.  Gutierrez, on the other hand, was clean. Then again, he’d only been on the job at Seguin two years — in a district one-quarter the size of Madison Metropolitan School District.

On my Facebook feed, J Michael Hasenstab opines, “The reason is buried in the article. Last month he met the school board for the first time.”

Here’s commentary from the local press down San Antonio way:

Regretfully, I believe that the decision has already been made and the gentleman should be replaced for the 2020 / 2021 school year. Once he had declared publicly and accepted the proposed new position, he had already ‘moved on’. This smells of either ‘buyer’s regret’ or some other change in circumstance related to the new job.

If he were to discuss remaining in Seguin, his pay & benefits package should be reviewed and a reduction put forth; a percentage of compensation based on an ‘improvement metric’, so that he can be held personally accountable for the appalling scholastic levels we now face. 

Blaska’s Bottom LineAll of which makes today’s school board election that much more important. Vote Wayne Strong and Christina Gomez Schmidt. If you haven’t already.

For whom did YOU vote?

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5 Responses to The school super: Cold feet or Madison politics?

  1. Eric Z says:

    Me thinks J Michael Hasenstab hit it right on the head.And after meeting the board, Matthew then read some of Ali Muldrow’s racist, hate-filled diatribes on twitter and facebook. Who in their right mind would want to work with that group of leftist loonies? Madison, ye reap what ye sow!

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  2. AdamC says:

    Seems clear to me that a talented young Latino leader was run out of town and/or chose not to subject himself to the collectivist finger-pointing insanity that is Madison.

    One wonders how the little darlings of the Madison school district are faring outside the walls of their oppressive schools, and if their parent/s think their babies are still so innocent now that Big Bad Rayyyyycist Teachers are no longer targeting them.


  3. George's Son says:

    Agree wholeheartedly ! The drek he’d hafta dredge & dodge daily would put any sane person into “Danger, Will Robinson” mode…. Not to mention the prospect of physical abuse at the hands of Grayson (YB&G), Freedom, Inc. and star gangstas from Milwaukee when the board meets.


  4. George's Son says:

    BTW, if allowed, we oughta post to Ali’s FB page w/ some reality bytes…


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