Since our last post we have received an incredible amount of feedback from both supporters and non-supports who are both passing along the same message: the DESE (Department of Elementary & Secondary Education aka Department of Education) has been aware of what has been going on at MVRCS for some time now yet they refuse to address it. While we had hoped that they just hadn't been properly informed or received adequate proof, we now know that is not the reason. We also know that folks at the DESE have read at least portions of our blog. We had hoped that the DESE being located in Malden would not interfere with their objectivity, purpose, or determination to do the right thing by the students and parents (and taxpayers) of our state. We have now come to question our former hope and belief. SO SAD and SO BAD.
Most residents of Massachusetts have heard rumblings about the outrageous amount of corruption within our state government and most of us, are not only sickened by it but incredibly tired of it. It also appears as though Malden has reached for the top in creating and insuring as corrupt as city as one could ever imagine. We find this SO SAD and SO BAD.
To further add insult to injury is the position that many of our political figures have taken in addressing (or refusing to address) the situation at our school. We know that Neil Kinnon and his bank thieves are aglow right now as we point the finger at his political associates who have
agreed to put their association, political aspirations, and/or self serving motives ahead of the education of our students. SO SAD and SO BAD.
Many of you faulted us for our recent criticism of the high rating MVRCS received in US News article but when our politicians see the cover (but fail to look beyond the headline), they want to believe that MVRCS is doing great things. If that is all that they are seeing, yes the school looks FABULOUS. At the same time as many of you have seen in the Boston.com reader comments and comments left here on this blog, whenever anyone DARES to criticize MVRCS or make a negative comment, the Kinnon Klan initiates an assault on the person, especially when they can't discredit the comment or information. If Mr. Kinnon, the DESE, and our political leaders are so sure that nothing amiss is being done by the folks at MVRCS then why does everyone refuse to even look into the MASS of information they are receiving? SO SAD and SO BAD!
Our suggested solution: We are one blog made up of a number of parents but we are a fairly small group. If we want things to change at our school then parents of children with diverse learning needs (i.e. Special Education Students), parents who are tired of not having a voice in their childs school and no avenue to rectify wrongs, and parents who want more for our worthy teachers, will need to campaign for change. We must reiterate, WE DO NOT WANT TO DESTROY THE SCHOOL BUT REMOVING THE CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS AND THE INDIVIDUALS THEY HAVE BEEN CARRYING, WILL GO FAR TO IMPROVE OUR SCHOOL. Obviously the DESE is not going to act on their own and it appears as though the politicians from many of our districts are unwilling or unable to step in to ensure that the laws are being followed. We are suggesting a letter campaign to the DESE and politicians in addition to various media outlets. This is not an ideal as it will bring out all of the 'dirty laundry' of not only our school but will also shed a negative light on the Charter School Initiative and other charter schools. Unfortunately, we see no other way of ensuring that all of our children receive the education they are entitled to and that our school is run in accordance with the laws and regulations that govern it.
Later today we will post a model letter and possible a web site that will simplify the process. Stay tuned.
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