Below are excerpts from Rick Green’s column in the Hartford Courant today entitled “Websites Battle For Woodstock’s Hearts, Minds.”
“This is a small group of individuals who do not have the best education interests of our students at heart,” board of education chair Lindsay Paul told me, referring to Woodstocktruth.com.
“The cafe has been a tremendous venue for all different viewpoints. This has been such a lesson in how democracy works best. The more information you can get out to people the better decision any board or commission will make.”
Also see the two most recent articles at Rick’s Courant Blog: http://blogs.courant.com/rick_green/
Here’s an excerpt:
“Why are educators suddenly the focus of such anger? Teachers didn’t wreck the economy. Foolhardy investors and shortsighted bankers did that. Teachers didn’t make the choices that drained municipal fund balances. Town officials did that. Teachers didn’t crash municipal pension funds. Overconfident investment advisers snared by a plunging national economy did that.”
Also read the comment by krasicki at noon today under Rick’s article http://blogs.courant.com/rick_green/2009/06/how-many-people-are-reading-th.html