Re:5- Mr Moss was a teacher in the district a long time before Helen was elected to the board. And Mr. Cohen did not attack a black principal in ther district, but was instrumental in the hiring of said principal.(I did see the entire interview)1 - what i said about brentwood is a valid theory.
2 - i live in a middle class town, and i am blue collar on nights, weekends, and summers.
3 - sour grapes it is not, its called logical thought.
4 - Moss in effect recieved extra pay because he did not have to teach a full compliment of classes but did get full salary
5 - Nepotism will always exist, as Mrs Moss and Talley BOTH have proven. Let us not forget that the real ass here is Cohen because he:
a) decried nepotism upon entering, as the old supes was bought out for that reason
b) pulled in two amityville colleagues for a principalship and an asst. superintendency shortly thereafter
c) resigned after the budget failed, knowing full well that it is his responsibility directly to put forth a new budget for the board to consider.
d) he attacked Talley for racism, and ALSO (if you saw the full Ch 12 interview) attacked a black principal in district.
Racism exists as long as some one says it does. Myself and my colleagues teach PEOPLE to be smart and well thought out PEOPLE. Brentwood sends kids to MIT and Harvard, but makes the news for crime and stupidity. 75% of my kids are on subsidized lunch. My afterschool program (for kids kicked out for various criminal activities) contains nearly 100 students of which a full quarter are without parents. I think they and we do pretty well all things considered.
The true fault here lies in the undying idea that a black, white, and latino can't exist in the same room without prejudicial thought.
If anyone wants to come see how the school really is, stop by.
And btw, The budget failed, in part, because of Talley's literature saying that he could "get the budget down to 3%" , after voting in the affirmative for the budget as stated. Any school official or BOE member would tell you that after a vote has been taken, regardless of your own opinion, they must support the decision of the entire board. Mr. Talley chose to disregard this, the result being that, if the BOE decides to put the budget up for a revote, It will wind up costing the district something on the order of 30 to 40 THOUSAND dollars. Personally, I think that Talley shoud pay part of that, as it was his literature that "done the deed". As a lifetime resident, I hope that the BOE says "yeah, let's put it up again", but only if Talley will play ball. Otherwise, let it go to contingency, the district still gets 3.8% or so, and Talley can't give all those people the jobs he promised.