Rehire — and promote — school principal Jeffrey Copeland!
Remember that notorious National Lampoon magazine cover? “Buy this magazine or we shoot this dog.” Swear to the Sweet Baby Jesus, Blaska will get back on the school board ballot this time and no more Mister Nice Guy!
We’re tired of all the good Madison liberals who tell us they’re beyond frustrated with Madison’s public schools and its obsession with identity politics over academics but won’t put their names on the ballot line!
Sorry to talk elections just three days after Tuesday’s late, unlamented mid-term partisan cluster … But two school board members are up next Spring and candidates must declare by the first week of January. Two months to take the plunge.
Terms of Nicki Vander Muelen and Christina Gomez Schmidt expire next year. Not the worst school board members but they have not exactly stood up to the Woke CRT mandarins, either.
The Werkes board of directors nominates Dave Cieslewicz and environmentalist Peter Anderson for Madison school board. Neither is Republican. Former mayor Dave will argue that he spends much of each year in the Upper Peninsula, which is a plus, in our book. Time away from the Madison bubble is well spent.
Once elected, Cieslewicz (pronounced as spelled) and Anderson can move to rehire Jeffrey Copeland as principal of Sennett middle school. Hellz belzl Put him in charge of all the district’s secondary schools so he can replace race-maddened bureaucrat Angie Hicks. It was she who tongue-lashed Dr. Copeland for “Going against the [district] vision of creating an anti-racist school culture and curriculum.”
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! Copeland is black and proud! Graduate of traditionally black colleges. Cieslewicz gets it. He writes:
[Copeland] is heard saying that a job candidate from the Dominican Republic “could barely communicate with me” and that “they’re just giving people damn jobs.”The assumption is that that the candidate was black, as is Copeland, but Copeland makes no reference to race, but rather to the candidate’s communications skills. I’ll just note here in passing that traditionalists believe that the ability to communicate is an important skill for a teacher.— “He got fired for THAT?“
Parents and Sennett teachers turned out in droves to demand the school district rehire the no-nonsense principal who, in two short months, was turning around a troubled middle school on Madison’s southeast side. This is a school district contemplating dumbing down honors classes, renaming Jefferson middle school, ending time outs for unruly students — all in the name of racial equity.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: In her announcement for mayor of Madison, Gloria Reyes ‘vows stronger leadership.’ But as school board president she caved to Freedom Inc. and defunded school resource police officers. The lady is a rank coward.