Ken began his blog a few days before the Board of Ed election last week, and came to my attention through a comment he posted to my report on the preliminary tallies.
We have been in touch by email, and I explained that I would be more than delighted to add him to the daily CLIPS mix if he was committed to 'more or less regular' posting, which he has said he will undertake.
Ken is starting off by taking a close look at issues with the Board of Education and the school district, as he said in an email --
...I am just a plain retired liberal white male with newfound time on my hands and who has become angered by the politics in this city. I will be focusing on several areas of city government. I have started with the BOE that has the largest budget, most scandals, and is failing to do what it is supposed to do which is educate students...which followed up on his take on the elections --
...[m]any I have spoken with share that the new [Board of Ed] agenda is contracts for lawyers, jobs and promotions for friend, and punishment for enemies.In his most recent post, this past Friday, Ken reviews the positive impacts Dr. Gallon had in his short tenure, and asks what the hallmarks of successful school reform are.
Ken has an engaging writing style and goes over ground that other may not have covered. Please check out his blog (here) and post your comments and keep the discussion going.
As of today, you can find his blog in the sidebar on Plainfield Today and in the listings on CLIPS. Additionally, I will call out his most recent posts in the 'green paragraph' in the daily CLIPS.