CMS Commissariat's ugly power play



You could write a book about last night’s school board meeting, so obviously we can’t say everything there is to say regarding that tumultuous affair in a blog post. For now, suffice it to point out that what no doubt seemed like “dogged determination” to devotees of Supt. Peter Gorman and his new enforcer, board chair Eric Davis, seemed to others, this writer included, more like a bureaucratic bulldozer set on cruise control, shoving aside all opposition with a ruthless indifference. It was as if we were witnessing a friendlier, American version of those Soviet sham “meetings” you’d read about, in which everything had been determined beforehand and was rammed through no matter how many people didn’t like it. (The difference, of course, is that opponents of Gorman and Davis’ ill-considered moves won’t be sent to a gulag, so thank God, at least, for that.) Otherwise, the board meeting was as repugnant a display of “We have the power, so f--- you” we’ve seen in Charlotte in a long, long time.

School boad chair Eric Davis, aka The Enforcer
  • School boad chair Eric Davis, aka The Enforcer

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