Speak Out: Get to root of school problems
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Jul 31, 2013 | 2545 views |  0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
When Anniston Councilman David Reddick introduced a resolution to allocate money to the schools, he was voted down 4-1.

I think the people in attendance took the vote as a vote against education.

Reddick’s approach to getting his resolution passed is the problem. Instead of finding a common ground with his fellow councilmen, he went into the community with half-truths and a petition. He hoped he could bully the council into passing his resolution, but fortunately that is not how our government works.

I say allow the city and the board of education to come up with a plan. Allow the city to follow through with that plan, and if they do not, then hold them accountable. Anniston spends more per child than any other school system in the area. It would be an easy fix, if money was the answer. The rest of the council made it clear that the problem with Anniston is bigger than money.

We must get to the root of the problem and not just fix what is on the surface. Don’t paint the walls when the roof is leaking and the foundation is cracking. Let’s get back on one accord. One City, One Vision.

Telesa Stanford
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