when you’re making a difference and getting under the opposition’s skin? You know when the left despises you so much they can’t shut up about you. How many times this week have we seen something in the Herald about this blog in a column, editorial or article and where one of the bloated heads in the BOE said a smart remark about conservative, right wing blogs? Several.
Bill Tatum, the puppet master for the Board of Education, is the latest. When some of you read this morning’s paper, you’ll see the comments by Pinnochio. According to Tatum, Moss’ only critics are “right-wing radicals.”
He says, “I’m told there’s a lot of chatter by folks that have been dead for 240 years, that have hidden behind dead patriots,” Tatum said, a reference to a conservative local Internet blog where anonymous authors posing as revered American statesmen have been taking near-daily shots at the superintendent in recent weeks.”
Yes we have. And that’s because Moss and the BOE deserve it. I agree 100% with the editorial in yesterday’s paper that said Moss’ contract extension looks more like job security than a vote of confidence. Now isn’t that a bit interesting? The day before the heading in the herald basically said, “Board gives embattled Superintendent Vote of Confidence.”
For all of you on the left who keep trying to kill the messengers and won’t listen to the message, this blog and other conservative blogs have adamantly stated over and over that they are for the teachers. We have petitioned all the boards to keep them in the classroom. We have not said to kill public education. What we have voiced opposition to are the insiduous comments by Shawn Williams like “we have nowhere left to cut but the classroom”. And this one: “It seems as if it’s a witch hunt from the conservative standpoint.” Mr. Williams I am beginning to believe if someone told you the sky was green and the grass was blue, you would believe it. A witchhunt? No, Shawn, we’re on a hunt for truth. And it is obvious by your devious actions and the others, Bill baby included, that you could care less about the truth. You cannot make me believe that every teacher in this county is in agreement with you. Many are struggling severely and you give Moss a $1000 monthly car allowance. Many can barely buy gas for their cars let alone medicine and you gave Moss a $32,000 raise last year!
I am expecting you to come out soon and say that it was last year’s budget and all was well then. Last year, when there wasn’t a budget crisis (like you didn’t know last July things were getting pretty bad). You gave us that excuse about the San Francisco treat. How much you want to bet there are teachers in this county with Masters degrees that don’t make that much money?
So Shawn, the more you and the others open your mouth, the harder we laugh. You don’t even make sense anymore. It’s hypocritical to claim you have no money then do these things, and then fire teachers. I think it’s time to call the Wake Co Board of Education and ask them to come down and teach you and the others how to do things right. While we’re at it, we’ll ask Mr. Tata to come down and teach Mr. Moss some ethics. Our school system’s HR department is failing.
You see I say that because on WRAL.com, this headline appeared:
Wake classrooms protected, but other cuts loom
Raleigh, N.C. — Classroom positions in Wake County will be protected and some new teachers will be hired, but hundreds of jobs will be lost in administrative, custodial, clerical and transportation services under the state budget that became law Wednesday, school officials said.
The $19.7-billion budget provided funding to protect teachers and teachers’ assistants in kindergarten and grades 1-3, Superintendent Tony Tata said Friday. Each elementary school in the county will also gain a teacher.
This patriot simply does not understand. Wake county has a much larger student body and the budget is unbelievable. Yet, the school board and Superintendent Tata know what is important. They understand. Tata goes as far to say that each elementary school in town will also gain a teacher. Let me say that again – he says they will gain a teacher. He isn’t threatening the teachers and assistants and stating that if HIS budget requirements are not met he will be firing them.
Mr. Tata says cuts will occur in administration, custodial, clerical, etc. Not the classroom. He must have gotten the memo that said the boys on Jones Street meant business. They are doing what they were elected to do: get rid of the waste and reign in spending.
Now if this can be done in Wake County, why not Lee? Why didn’t our board look at the outsourcing janitorial services Sharpe and Atkinosho suggested? Where else could outsourcing or cutbacks have occurred? Who’s back pocket is being filled? I would like to know if there are friends and family members of the BOE benefiting from the Board of Education members’ positions. Are there family members in any positions that could be jeopardized if cuts were actually made where they should be?
At some point the truth will prevail. But I’ve never seen in all my life a board that has fought so much to protect one individual. They rushed to revamp the administrators pay so that supplements are now salary to maximize their salary in case their position was axed with our new State Budget. Come on, how dumb do they think we are? Same for Moss. If Dr. Moss is being pursued by other counties, CAN I HELP HIM PACK? I’ll buy the darn U-Haul. I might not still be able to pay my light bill, but it would be worth having my lights cut off to get him out of town! Just go Mr.
Some of you will criticize my comment on the family and friends. But you have to ask why the board heavily focused on the teachers losing their jobs and diverted every bit of attention they could away from the rest. They never stopped talking about it. Ever. So while we were fighting for their jobs, they were doing their back door deals.
There may be no one at all. But it should be investigated. Our questions and concerns should be addressed. We now know the BOE doesn’t care to answer them. If the Herald doesn’t think it’s worthy, I wonder if the Fayetteville Observer would? Just asking!
Tatum and Williams – even this “dead” man can’t make this stuff up. You’ve given us enough material to write about for years. The problem is the mess you’re making will take years, maybe decades to clean up. It will take years to earn our trust again. Just ask Beaufort County.