Turnaround stalls at RB — 3/5/2011

March 5, 2011:

Friday afternoon’s news that RB killed the pro-referendum RBTV ad it ran for at least a couple of weeks is clear evidence that this community’s reform memo is disregarded by some inside the school.

My faith is in Jim Marciniak and David Bonnette. I believe Jim has charted the course he believes best, serving as the fuselage between the new board members who want across-the-board reform now and the Herbst wing, which never admitted any problems.

I appreciate Dr. Bonnette’s immediate and decisive action after speaking with counsel. Obviously, once the grown-ups found out what was going on, they lowered the boom and shut down the ad.

To echo the RB Landmark’s web extra, “David Morrison, the deputy director of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform and a resident of Riverside, said that running the ad on RBTV for free was illegal.

“The ad that you’re describing to me qualifies under state law as an electioneering communication, and the school cannot provide that kind of support,” Morrison said.

Full article at: http://www.rblandmark.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=7201

One sincerely hopes this incident will cause reform-minded district voters who have supported the referendum on the basis that all is well at RB to take a step back and look again.

Instead, all is… getting better. All will get better much faster once we choose four reformers from our field of seven candidates.

We deserve a definitive voice declaring a new and intense focus on RB becoming the finest Illinois public high school of its size.

The way to do that, and to hold accountable the nit-wits who conceived, created, placed and ran an illegal ad, is to elect a reform Board in April.

Learn your candidates. Make your choices. Vote.

That’s how the turnaround will continue.

POSTED SATURDAY MAR 5, 2011 18:14 #
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