I was looking at today’s on-line copy of The Review, and saw that Gary Bonnell had been elected President of the EL BOE. Congratulations, Mr. Bonnell, may you keep the children your first priority.
I figured that would be all I needed to say until I read the whole article.
The new president of the school board said the combination of new facilities, improved test scores and the establishment of the district’s own cyber school will bring new students into the district. Emphasis mine – The Editor
Why I am pointing this out is that Mr. Bonnell has been previously against cyberschooling to the point of calling it “educational prostitution” before a committee of the Ohio Senate, on June 6Th 2007. His testimony included a file two inches thick of reasons cyberschools are bad. He has some pride in this, because he wanted me to read the file before trying to have an intelligent conversation with him.
Mr. Bonnell has been a vocal opponent of cyberschools, because they take away money from the oligarchy of public schools. That is why we had to get the legislature to give the people educational choice.
Mr. Bonnell had also previously stated in The Review,
Bonnell said he thinks that cyber education has its own niche—for instance, for students with high IQs who are self-motivated, those who are adequately supervised by a stay-at-home parent, or for some students with severe physical handicaps.
So are those the only kinds of students an ELSD run cyberschool will take? I am going to go out on a limb here and say no.
Mr. Bonnell is trying to stop the hemorrhage of students by imitating what works, cyberschools that help children learn.
How are you going to fund this Cyberschool Mr. Bonnell? Wont that take more of your precious money away from the brick and mortar students?
I think that He is being a hypocrite. Last year cyberschools were bad for most children. Now in 2008, cyberschools are a great thing. Did you think your old statements went down the “memory hole”?
Either you owe allot of apology’s to people in the Ohio Valley, or your going to look really stupid.
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