Express your displeasure here: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will offer the concession that, perhaps, they were tired after a 6-hour school board meeting when they voted to close Marquette; maybe it got all confused with the other stuff; maybe they forgot their promises. They still have the opportunity to reverse their mistaken votes.
Lying to get elected is nothing new, I guess but this seems so obviously egregious and at such a specific and local level, it's really offensive.
I specifically voted for these folks BECAUSE of the statements they made below which really disgusts me.
Without being rude, it's hard to express but this behavior sets a new low for character, honesty and integrity.
Prior to the recent school board election, Maya Cole sent this email to alder Rummel:
I know it may be crazy for you right now (it is for me) but I am wondering if you could post/send this statement to your neighborhood association?
There has been some confusion in my response to you and others regarding Rainwater's cuts to the budget. I have clearly stated that I will not vote to close schools on my campaign website but somehow it didn't get across to the public.
I would like to be clear that this issue has always been near and dear to me. We need to keep all neighborhood schools open.
Thank you (if you can do this - much appreciated.)
She has subsequently voted to close Marquette. How low can you go?
Beth Moss wrote:
I hope this helps-
Like many people in Madison I want to live in a community where children can walk or bike to school. I am a strong proponent of neighborhood schools, and I believe that neighborhood schools enhance parent and community involvement, school climate and other factors that lead to higher achievement. I also understand how hard it is on families to watch their school close. I love that families and neighbors fight hard to keep their schools open. The closing of any school would be a difficult choice for me to make and would only come as a very, very last resort. At this time, I do not think that the plan to consolidate schools is the best place to save money. The savings do not appear to warrant the disruption to such a large number of children and families. I also worry about the potential for overcrowding at O'Keefe and Blackhawk within the next 5 years.
Given the current budget crisis, the board is faced with a no-win situation. I am also against the proposed increase in class sizes at the elementary level. Small classes contribute directly to future student success. After talking to parents and staff all over the district, everyone agrees that small classes for k-3 are absolutely vital.
If you have any more questions, please let me know-
So a bit more wishy washy but a last resort? I mean there was NOTHING else that could be done?