by John Grooms
You could write a book about last nights school board meeting, so obviously we cant 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 youd read about, in which everything had been determined beforehand and was rammed through no matter how many people didnt like it. (The difference, of course, is that opponents of Gorman and Davis ill-considered moves wont 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 weve seen in Charlotte in a long, long time.