The Milwaukee public schools are set to improve starting this year. This of course, sounds like a headline from the Onion. And of course it could be. Whether it be here, at Logos of the Bogus, or the Onion, either way, it is a joke.
MPS just went through a superintendent selection process. By the early part of last week, the board had their selection arrow down to three worthy candidates-one who can't manage money, someone who cheats on his taxes, or someone who just did a poor job in general. And taking its cue from the legislative process, the board late on Friday night. They chose a guy who can't manage money.
I'm sure this new superintendent, maybe someday I'll even learn his name, will be doing a fine job. I'm sure this for responsible administrator will be spending money like there's no tomorrow. Trips across the country, maybe even across the world, new books, new buildings, computers from the students, the list goes on. I'm sure these are all things that will come about that the taxpayers in the city of Milwaukee will gladly pay for. Pulling a salary of $260,000 per year, I'm sure he'll quickly prove his worth.
And, doesn't anyone dress up anymore? The new superintendent has just landed a job that pays over a quarter million dollars per year and yet he decided to wear a shirt with horizontal stripes and is not tucked in. He looks like he's headed for the door after hearing someone volunteered to buy the first round. His friend to his left looks like she is wearing her sweatsuit and on her way to or from Old Country Buffet.
Well, I for one glad that I am not a citizens of the city, otherwise it would not be so funny. The deciding board says it did not take into account the personal pink lips he filed by the next superintendent. Well, compared to a tax cheat or a complete sluff, maybe they found his inability to manage money compatible with their philosophy. I'm sure the property owners in the city of Milwaukee will look forward to huge jumps in the property tax rate to support the schools and their mismanagement of funds that will be forthcoming. After all, it's for the children.