Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Desperado: Diane Douglas' Desires Dissed

This one is choice. Douglas was elected Superintendent of Public Instruction and has since managed to irritate (anger) just about everyone in her quest for power over education policy and the Board of Education and its employees. In her latest move, she sued to get control of said employees but the judge said no way. Here is one of many stories, this one by EJ Montini at azcentral.com.

This elected office thing must be very ... confusing for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas.

She must be saying to herself, "I won the election, right? I must be the boss of somebody, right? Anybody?"

Maybe not.

Douglas wants to ditch the state' s Common Core. But it's the 11-member board (in which she has one vote) that makes policy. And the standards are going forward.

She made Republicans mad by bashing charter-schools. She's never been a friend of Democrats.

She's taken on the governor -- and lost.

She's gone to court -- and lost.

I've got a sense that Superintendent Douglas can say whatever she wants, wherever she wants, as loudly as she wants. It won't matter.

Near as I can tell, no one is listening.

And this is what the voters of crAZy wanted.

Sing along to the tune of the Eagles' Desperado.

Diane Douglas, why don't you come to your senses?

... Now it seems to me, some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can't get
...Your prison is walking through this world all alone

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