School board member Richard Koonce stopped in to chat with Matt Westerhold about school issues during a special edition of Between the Lines on election night.
The question was not if there is a problem with poor black males being channelled to the justice system. It was if there is a PLAN to channel young black males to the justice system. Does anyone really think there is a structered step by step plan in place? If so you are foolish!
If the problems are comming from a particular class of individuals, then it makes sence that the vast majority of the channelled individuals are from that class! DUH!!! I don't see a bunch of straight A students causing problems. Sometimes you need to take a good hard look in the mirror to see where the problem is.
The Question at hand is of no particular importance to me. However, I do feel that our school board in order for it to be BOTH fair and impartial. Clearly, Dr. Koonce being the only MINORITY on the BOARD is not FAIR! Especially when the others voted into office do not REPRESENT the SOCIO-ECONOMIC CLASS for the MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION IN SANDUSKY! Yes, this is a big problem to me and also many others if they have a VOICE! So my question would be, what can we as a community do as a WHOLE, to make sure that our SCHOOL BOARD IS FAIRLY REPRESENTING THE POPULATION OF THE CHILDREN IN THIS AREA? One solution that would make our SCHOOL BOARD FAIR AND IMPARTIAL IS TO MAKE THESE POSITIONS APPOINTED ONES! This would to me, eliminate the outcome we are now faced with from this election!
This is VERY fair, these people were ELECTED on their abilities NOT the color of their SKIN! With your thinking you would rather have kids being taught by a crappy BLACK teacher than a good WHITE teacher.
The MINORITIES had an OPPORTUNITY to vote, perhaps they didn't APPROVE of the MONORITIES running for this position. Maybe they do UNDERSTAND what is at stake and are actually SMARTER than you think.
What happened to "Judge me by the content of my character and NOT the color of my skin"?