Since Advocates for Madison Public Schools doesn’t allow access to the archived posts of its listserve, I post the following to illustrate the contempt these people feel toward anyone who isn’t in lock-step with their point of view:
Subject: [advocatesformadisonpublicschools] Summer Exercise for “Advocates”
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 23:51:45 -0000
Here’s an interesting post from a local blog:
I wil be moving to the madison area soon and need to find schools that
realize “gifted” children do have special needs. I can not waist anymore time trying to get this point accross to educators because meanwhile my cildren suffer. Where is the the best public school for gifted children in the Madison area? I will purchase a home right next door and hopfully I can stop fighting to get my children a proper education
And so “advocates”…how would you answer if she ran into you at the
Bill Keys then responded:
Can’t resist the snark of thinking maybe she wants the education she was apparently denied as she wasted time in school. If the King of Typos can catch this one…
Tell her to send her kid to the school of hard knocks.
It’s right next door to the house for sail.
You could say that this is only Bill Keys ranting, but not one — NOT ONE — of the AMPS leaders or listserve subscribers challenges or chides him.
The hostility of AMPS people comes out in the body language and sneers on their faces toward other candidates when AMPS people attend candidate forums and in the disrespect they show toward people who testify before the board and its committees.
It’s so sad that they apparently don’t want an open organization marked by respect for children, teachers, and parents.