The ABH is festooned with folks talking about the Gubner's decision to close school yesterday and today. In an article, the usual suspects from both parties weigh in. (For the record, while we agree with him on this one, Bobby Kahn's talking points blew.)
Interestingly, three of the four letters to the editor today talk about it as well, and surprisingly, no one there seems to want to shill for the GOP.
A guy from Comer sez, "Never mind that buses are a form of mass transportation, which happens to be far more fuel-efficient than a parade of big ugly SUVs."
A first-grade teacher weighs in with some suggestions on alternate courses of action.
Our favorite comes from Mary Songster, who makes a good point. "Even more disturbing is the thought that 50 kids who would have been on one bus to one destination are now being taken by 50 different cars to 50 different locations - not saving resources, but shifting the burden.[emphasis ours]"
She makes a good point. The Gubner is making himself look good on the backs of parents who actually have to shoulder the burden of his decision.
Also, far be it from us to argue with the highly-paid consultants who tell Cathy Cox and Mark Taylor what to do, but we think the message is wrong on this one. It's not about the Gubner's priorities on education (heaven knows there's better evidence than this to point out where Sonny stands on education), and it's not "leaving parents in a bind," as the article in the ABH puts it. It's about Sonny making a rash decision to make himself look good at the expense of parents. We think that message would resonante a little more come November of next year.
But what do we know?
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