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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pulaski witch hunt

Posted By on Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 4:38 PM

The Pulaski County School Board will have yet another "emergency" school board meeting at 5:30 p.m. tonight Thursday, this one "for investigation into improper dissemination of personnel matter at board level only."

The Board faction that backed Rob McGill for superintendent is apparently going to produce a circus over the leak of the report that more or less cleared him of making an insensitive racial remark.

The witch hunt is a needless continuation of hostilities. The investigation should have been released immediately anyway. McGill wanted it released. Those quoted in the report should not have had their names redacted. It was not a personnel matter about them, but about McGill. The racially polarized fight has gotten deeply personal. Nobody will win, least of all the school district. If there's a better illustration of the board's failure to get beyond race -- even as it tries to free itself from desegregation supervision -- I can't think of it.

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