RE: UTR School Board Endorsement Response/Rep Council
- Although I find recent developments at United Teachers of Richmond
Representative Council regarding endorsement or not of school board
candidates very interesting, particularly since I am a UTR member, I do
not think it is appropriate for this discussion to be posted to
WCCUSDtalk, a public mailing list of parents and other community members.
Just as I don't think it's appropriate for spouses or family members or
members of other groups to discuss their internal issues in public.
I think discussion of school board candidates by UTR members who are
subscribers to WCCUSDtalk is clearly legitimate, just not the internal
goings on of another organization.
--- Diamel@... wrote:
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> From: Diamel@...
> Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2006 08:32:46 EDT
> Subject: Re: [wccusdtalk] RE: UTR School Board Endorsement Response/Rep
> Hi, Jim
> Sorry, I'm just getting back to you, I've been overwhelmed with the
> opening of school. Thanks to Eduardo and Mel for your responses.
> The issue was clearly Ms. Mead. I made some inquiries about Ms. Mead an
> others had to conduct their own individual research because we didn't
> get anything from our local leaders. However, had there been some
> transparency from our union (organization) prior to the rep council
> meeting the results might have been different.
> The whole event was not the agenda of the rep council (the decision
> making body of UTR), it was the agenda of a few members of the executive
> board in my opinion. In response to your question was other candidates
> researched, NO!
> I know about Antonio Medrano's work because I have talked with him
> one-on-one about issues and he has the presence in the community. He has
> attended forums about education issues. He has advocated at school board
> meetings for education and teacher issues. Some of which was brought out
> briefly by one of members of rep council.
> There was a brief statement about Audrey Miles from Pixie Hayward
> Schickele (senior UTR executive board member). I have worked with Ms.
> Miles and I don't feel she has a grasp on the issues, history or
> experience to influence the decisions made at the school board level.
> Unfortunately we didn't have the opportunity to participate in an in
> depth debate about these two candidates.
> Diane Brown