It’s Time To Clean House At The EPSB

Here’s an Education Professional Standards Board We-Told-You-So moment.

Just like we reported last week.

What the KSBA doesn’t tell you in this article is that the attorney is a friend of Cassandra Webb, someone she brought in to push her agenda. The same attorney that attempted to force the EPSB’s in-house legal team (formerly, of course, because the entire team quit over Webb’s stunts, only sticking around to make sure Powell’s case was fully heard) to obfuscate and lie in order to get out of providing public records.

But it’s nice to know educators see through Webb’s B.S. reasoning.

Fun thing: Some of Jack Conway’s inner circle tell me they plan to “resign” her from the EPSB once he’s elected. That is… if Beshear’s folks don’t have an a-ha moment before then. They had one with Terry Holliday, so anything’s possible.

The burden this particular matter places on administrators and school boards is extreme. The manpower it takes to create, submit and analyze open records requests with EPSB will be something most districts can’t afford. Small districts literally won’t be able to afford it and larger districts (think: Jefferson Co, with, what, 85 trillion teachers?) won’t be able to manage the information without creating additional positions.

Still wondering why school districts always have a hard time getting rid of the few (very few) bad apples? It’s not because of unions representing teachers — as teabaggers and the extremist wings of the Democratic and Republican Parties would have you believe.

It’s because of corrupt people who find their way onto boards who make it difficult for school districts to get anything accomplished. It’s because of people with seriously bad educational histories making decisions for entire states. They get inside organizations like the EPSB with the help of legislative friends and relatives and wreak havoc. They make it nightmarishly difficult for school districts to find out if the people they’re hiring are fit to be around children.

You’ve seen it happen in Montgomery County and now you’re seeing it happen on a statewide level.