Tag: Ledger

Don’t let Bill Thompson’s incompetence fool you, part 1: your School Board, other than me and Kay Fields, may well approve the Guardian program if you don’t stop them

What follows is a typically lazy and inaccurate passage from Ledger editorial writer Bill Thompson. What separates it from normal, and makes it worthy for attention, is the civic importance of its misinformation. Here’s the quote, addressing our school safety work session last week with Sheriff Grady Judd and a whole bunch of silent police chiefs: “Schools Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd foreclosed…

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The ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Chronicles: Ledger editorial writer would rather concern troll faraway women over harassment than support them at home

As you know if you’ve been following my writing, the Polk County School District has its own high profile scandal relating to allegations of sexual harassment and abuse of official workplace power. In this case, Jason Looney, the powerful man accused of harassment in multiple forms and settings has suffered no personal consequences. Three formal investigations in seven years all…

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