Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Menino is proven to be Chicken Little, and I am proven right

The Globe today reports that the City is sending out 25 notices of teacher layoffs.

The Mayor has been running around like Chicken Little since December saying the sky is falling, the sky is falling we are going to have to lay off hundreds and hundreds of teachers. I wrote back in January on this blog that the Mayor was lying, that the financial situation was not so dire, and that he was only doing this to try and get a meals tax increase.

Here we are months later, the economy has gotten worse, the State is getting fewer and fewer dollars every month but yet, miraculously we are only having 25 layoffs.

Why do we tolerate such dishonesty from our elected officials? In the meantime children and parents have been begging and pleading for their favorite teachers and programs, putting them through angst and trauma. I have had elected officials tell me privately that this was all just a show, but did they have the courage to come out in public and disagree with the Mayor? No way. No profiles in courage, not even from Flaherty or Yoon.

It is time for a change.

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