Speaking as a product of what we used to call the Fort Worth Public School System (Paschal ’50), I need to know: 1) why the secrecy regarding the official dissatisfaction with Walter Dansby and 2) what are the specifics regarding that dissatisfaction?
Mind you, I have no children or grandchildren in this brouhaha. But I’m a taxpayer who pays for our public school system. It did very well by me in the “olden days.”
I’m now of the opinion that the board, which has taken what appears to be a sudden dislike of Dansby, owes us “civilians” a complete, detailed explanation.
After all, the man is also, like me, a product of our own schools.
It’s not as if he’s a carpetbagger sent from foreign territory to wreck our kids, who are what all this should be about in the long run.
Most of us speak some variety of English. Why not tell us, in the vernacular, what the Sam Hill is going on?
Maybe, just maybe, some of us on the outside could have helped prevent this disastrous situation!
— Peggy Meade-Cohen, Fort Worth
Regarding outgoing Fort Worth ISD superintendent Walter Dansby:
What on earth could possibly justify a $602,398.63 retirement agreement for a person who held this position less than three years?
Has the school board gone bonkers?!
They need to be replaced now with members with common-sense fiscal responsibility.
— Dale Zimmerman, Fort Worth
Two examples of money in politics:
• Thursday, May 30, the report on the high methane levels in Parker County wells. Do not stand by the people, stand by the company that gives you the money to run for office.
• Friday, May 31, the attorney general’s decision on what the drugs are used for executions. Why should the people know? They might not like it and get upset with the company that supplies it.
Many years ago, Tip O’Neill said that all politics was local. You went home and listened to your constituents.
You listen to the lobbyists. No more “We the people.” It is “We the lobbyists.”
Keep voting GOP and our votes mean nothing.
— James Hickey, Springtown
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