The Times recommends Maier, Carr, Martin-Morris and Sundquist for Seattle School Board
They see the incumbents as providing "stable and consistent leadership". I am reminded of Chevy Chase on Weekend Update from the early days of Saturday Night Live. "General Francisco Franco has been dead for three months. Doctors say that his condition has stabilized."
They refer to Peter Maier as "a steady, thoughtful presence". Steady, yes. He has a perfect voting record. In four years he has never once voted against a staff recommendation. Thoughtful? Not so much.
They say that "Harium Martin Morris has earned another term in office." I guess he earned it by refusing to do any oversight whatsoever for the past four years.
The Seattle Times credits the current board for a lot of work that they didn't do, but it is silent on the fact that they did not do THEIR job.
They saved the most ironic statement for the close:
"Four years ago, when Seattle Public Schools faced a crisis in public confidence, voters rightly turned to Maier, Carr, Martin-Morris and Sundquist for professionalism and collective expertise in finance, law, technology and management.Seattle Public Schools was NOT in a crisis of public confidence four years ago. It was in a crisis of public confidence eight years ago after the Waldman board failed to oversee Joseph Olchefske. And the district is in another crisis of public confidence now as a direct result of the current board's failure to oversee Maria Goodloe-Johnson. We HAVE gone backward. As for leadership - this board has shown NONE.
They are part of a good leadership team. No need to go backward."