Posted on June 10, 2010 at 7:50 am
Mike Byrd smells something funky from the MNPS Twitter feed:Things were fine between @MetroSchools and @micchiato as long as I re-tweeted them and complimented them. It seemed like a good match: a committed public school parent, PTO member, and engaged family guy following the local public school blog effort. But shortly after I started criticizing MNPS for being insular and suggesting that privatization through charter schools was not a wise course of action for public schools, they unfollowed me.I don’t take their choice as a personal affront. For me it is confirmation of my perception that the local public school system is thin-skinned, insular, and walled off from the regular families it is supposed to serve by its own bureaucratic and marketing agendas. Hence, it doggedly follows local media, celebrities, influential politicos, the latest hip non-profits, non-government organizations who generally don’t rock the boat, and a slew of sexy people without kids in public schools.