Fort Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Wendy Robinson wonders whether opposition to the district's proposed $500 million building project is really about raising property taxes or balking at providing better schools for inner-city kids.
This is absolutely shameful and Robinson should apologize immediately. I have heard absolutely nothing during this process that would lead one to that conclusion. This is an attempt to smear the remonstrators as racist and it's a disgusting tactic that has no place in our political process. She also said:
"Below the surface, it's, `Those kids don't deserve better buildings'.
Again, this is so pathetic, so baseless, that truthfully it probably doesn't dignify a response. But let me tell you, Dr Robinson, what's below the surface - these kids do deserve better.
Students and teachers deserve more resources that actually help them achieve their educational goals. They deserve more special education programs. They deserve more after-school tutoring and mentoring programs. They deserve leaders who can actually deliver educational results and not empty accusatory rhetoric and new blacktop for the parking lots.
They deserve many things Dr Robinson - but they don't deserve to have their intelligence insulted by suggesting the remonstrators are racist.