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John Roach Stepped Up

John Roach stepped up.

Thank you, John.

Not a single person (of several thousand) who have signed the Bloomfield Hills School Board of Trustee recall petitions so far participated in the charade of a "selection process" for a trustee to replace Kate Pettersen.

John Roach volunteered for the position, and his candidacy should have been validated. He represents a lot of voters and taxpayers in the BHSD.

The board simply chose Joan Berndt, "one of their own." A confirmed "vote YES" supporter and MEA retiree. The ELECTORATE may well have chosen otherwise, but we did not have that opportunity.

For his concern about public education and cost containment, and on behalf of many who are thoroughly disgusted with our school board, I'd like to thank John Roach for his time and effort. He has tried to change the unpopular direction of our school board and district to bring it into agreement with the values of the majority of taxpayers.

For years, we have begged for a "reasonable plan" to upgrade and maintain our school facilities. We want GREAT education for our students, not debt, and not elaborate buildings. Our "7-0" board, without a single independent voice, is not likely to develop one. Incumbent BHSD Trustees often describe their position as "thankless."

Try running AGAINST them.

Thanks again, John.

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Amy Cardin November 28, 2011 at 03:30 AM
Who died and made Isaac Barr MD the authority on all things public education? His pompous affect are on display here for all to see. To say that as a music teacher Mrs. Berndt "cannot rate" is rude at best. Personally, I know Mrs. Berndt to be extremely smart, a quick study and unfailingly courteous. She genuinely cares about all students and will represent our community in a positive way.
Judy Weiner November 28, 2011 at 11:37 AM
Thank you, Issac Barr, for finally admitting that the vocal members of B20/20 are simply NO people. Finally someone speaks the truth. NO to progress for our aged infrastructure. NO to productive conversation. NO to kids NO to whatever is being considered by the board, the administration, the community, NO matter what the issue. NO NO NO! NO to civility. Dr. Barr, you owe Joan Berndt, appointed after due process determined her to be an excellent addition to the school board, an apology. My guess is you will say NO.
Alexandrea Franklin November 28, 2011 at 11:26 PM
Dr. Barr, How can you say that Joan is unqualified? What's wrong with educators, since you are one? One thing is for sure, she can definitely write better than you.can....complete sentences and everything!
Alexandrea Franklin November 28, 2011 at 11:30 PM
How could the Board, in good faith, appoint John Roach when he was rejected by the voters? Isn't the whole recall thing predicated on the baseless accusation that the Board does not listen to the voters. If the Board appointed John Roach, wouldn't that be "not listening to the voters"? Seems 20/20 "wants to have their cake and eat it too"!
Judy Weiner November 29, 2011 at 01:33 AM
Alexandrea, you are spot on!

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