So says Edward Snowden in an op-ed in today's NY Times.
I'm not Ed Snowden, nor will I ever be, but as I have stated in the past, sometimes you have to be the cheese who stands alone if you are trying to shine a light in the darkest of corners.
Our school district is not corrupt nor is it run by venal people. But I do believe some in senior leadership are listening more to outside influences than to parents, teachers and administrators. I think they may even be trying to be helpful to those outside forces to allow them to seep into and then, take root in the workings of our district.
I think we are back to the old "need to know" basis at SPS - they'll tell you what they think you need to know.
I even think that perhaps the powers that be - given who is running for School Board - have given up on trying to control the Board - they will get control of this district in other ways.
I received an e-mail yesterday from an education writers group about finding stories for the summer months. I never, ever am at a loss for stories. And summer is the time when parents and the public look away and get distracted from what may be happening in the district. The district leadership counts on this inattention.
But with what is happening now, I think I have a lot of work ahead of me.