Well, well, well. Looks like our fiery little Superintendent is at it again. This time, he’s put Lee County into a possible legal pickle. His arrogant comments in response to our State Representative’s complaints about political activism in a local elementary school were bad enough. Now, he’s making threats to damage the ability of a major NC company to perform business in North Carolina. This begs the question, at what point does the BOE dismiss him for cause? Here is the email from Mark Otto to Dr Moss and his reply. You be the judge.
“Otto, Mark 163” <(email address redacted for privacy reasons)> 6/7/2011 3:07 PM
What in the world were you thinking making that comment, “If you’re not interested in receiving letters from people in your district, don’t run for public office.”? Are you serious, sir? The school forced the man’s own daughter to write a letter, knowing full well the little girl has no idea whatsoever what she is writing about. That’s just wrong. Evil Nazi/Soviet-style indoctrination. You should be ashamed.Mark Otto Credit Analyst <company name redacted> Raleigh, LLC ————————- Response from Dr. Moss———————————— From: Jeff Moss [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 3:56 PM
To: Otto, Mark 163
Subject:Re: letter Mark, Thank you for providing me additional insight into the beliefs of <company name redacted> and your attitude toward our teachers in our public schools. I will be delighted to share this with the other superintendents across this state and nation so as we select companies and vendors to work with our schools we have a greater awareness of their belief structure on our primary challenge of teaching tomorrow leaders. It is easy to cast doubt when you do not know the story. Jeffrey C. Moss, Ed.D.
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