Thursday, July 28, 2005

Bureaucracy, Management, & Politics

So the Pittsburgh Board of Edumacation offically tapped either Kermit Roosevelt or a young Douglas Adams to be the new school superintendent.


Question: Does the PghBOE really want someone to run the Pittsburgh Public Schools or do they just want a manager or a facilitator to ratify their micromanagement? Experience hath shewn that these guys are crazy with a capital "BOOGAHBOOGAHBOOGAH!," and should not be left alone with sharp implements, prescription medication, or children.

Still, only time will tell; maybe someone will pretend to be the adult.

On a semi-related note, it is my understanding that the BOE has begun to in-house a bunch of contracts, with the exception of a few contracts with Faith Based Organizations, the majority of which (the FBOs) are centered in areas that did not vote for O'Connor. Is the school board punishing areas that voted for O'Connor in the last election? Are they rewarding those that voted against the Silver Fox? Who's beak is being wet from these deals?

Harumph! Harumph! Harumph!

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