Thursday, October 18, 2012

Say it ain't so - Super Dr. O'Me..Me..Me?!?

Really, you just gotta scratch your head and wonder what's going on over there on Mythomania Lane. I was a tad bit concerned when I saw a Letter to the Editor in the HNT today from Super Dr. Richard "Build the Trust" O'Malley - about "Breakfast after the Bell." Now, that was troubling on two fronts.

First, with a $212 million bucket of money to Spend this year, a local access TV channel, a complete and interactive website along with mobile access and a captive parent audience to boot - why does he need to be writing Letters to the Editor with these fluff pieces about himself?

Second, and more importantly, do we really need Senor O'Malley to pat himself on the back and tell us what a great job he's doing by providing nourishment to the kids in the district - after the bell?

Clearly, it's important and who's gonna argue with the fact that kids perform better when nourished? Did he really need to spend time researching this most basic truth? And, if it's so important to him, the staff and the kids, why didn't he just do it and avoid looking for credit for it? Does he think that the residents of this town wouldn't approve it even if there was no federal funding? Is this one of his 'I' - 'Me' great accomplishments these days that he wants to score up with the recently released NJ ASK Results for 2012? Geez, what a guy!

Not for nothing but here's a thought. Rather than focusing on fluff pieces like this - how about focusing on the inequity in the recent NJ ASK Results where the test scores in some Schools with Grades 3-7 are showing almost half the kids are Less than Proficient! Now, clearly Dr. O'Malley hasn't been around long enough to fairly lay blame or credit for these scores but these seem like thingies a tad bit more important than what he's writing about now.

But hey, at least we can be comforted in the knowledge that Super Dr. Richard "Build the Trust" O'Malley can always write a Letter to the Editor when he wants to tell us what a great job he's doing.

Anyhoo, what do I know - I still can't figure out who's in charge over there on Mythomania Lane.

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