I hadn’t quite realized that the Democrats’ appointment of Ramalamadingdong Tamm to the BOE was intended to supplement the ranks of the “progressives” already there, but reader Ghost sent along the following comment which raises an interesting question: is there anyone the Democrats are willing to put on the Board who is capable of even rudimentary thought?
UPDATE: Question asked, question answered – Ms. Ospina is a graduate of Harvard Law School. No slur intended against a lawyer who can’t understand the law, but given the recent difficulties of another Harvard Law graduate of color, I’m beginning to wonder whether this affirmative action thing is all that it’s cracked up to be.
Here’s what puzzles me. This is the quote in the GT from last night’s meeting by Ms. Ospina:
“The law is the law,” Ospina said. “We have a large achievement gap between minority and non-minority pupils. The state wants to see that Greenwich is making progress towards addressing that achievement gap.”
What did I miss in all of the meetings over the summer? The state law doesn’t care about an achievement gap, only race statistics. If we came up with a busing plan, for instance, that resolved the racial imbalance at Ham Ave and New Leb, the State would say “you are now in compliance”, stop sending letters and not care what happened to student achievement as a result.
After all of the discussion, how can a BOE member not understand the basic issue?