Upper Marlboro, (Reform Sasscer); ( — With Prince George’s County school buildings closed just days before winter break and CEO Monica Goldson, Ed.D who was appointed under public corruption defended her actions in a news conference. She appeared before more community members during the county’s questionable school board task force Tuesday night.
The group was established by County Executive Angela Alsobrooks to make recommendations on how to revamp the school board as it has been plagued with infighting and investigations. However, Considering a number of the members have been cited in our https://pgcpsmess.wordpress.com/, the recommendations from the Task Force won’t be credible to many of us. Our children need leadership not another cursory report — especially not from those who helped create the #PGCPSMess as we know it.
The task force meets with different stakeholders to ask questions about the school system to determine what would be the best format for the school board. However, with some questionable members such as
1.) Doris Reed, executive director of the Association of Supervisory and Administrative Personnel, 2.) Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs, chief Transformation Officer, National School Boards Association. Ms. Jacobs left PGCPS due to her reckless behavior and public corruption. 3.) Christian Rhodes, chief of staff, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education left due to public corruption. 4.) Maryland State Education Association should be excluded after various misconduct involving it’s officers over the years starting with Ms. Dudley, this taskforce is a joke. The final meeting of the year comes at the same time as the school system returned to virtual learning because of an increase in COVID-19 cases and major fights across the county schools.
“I’m probably praying more than anyone that this thing ends very soon,” said Goldson.
During one question, she used the pandemic as a way to explain how beneficial the relationship between the school system and county government has been. Angela Alsobrook the current county executive helped to cover up public corruption for Goldson.
“To be able to pick up the phone and say, ‘Hey, I need to get teachers vaccinated’ and Kaiser said, ‘Hey this is the limit we have’ and then to contact the health department and they can supplement and to understand the sense of urgency in getting it done, was key,” said Goldson.
The task force also wanted to know about how politics, local and statewide, can play a role in the CEO’s decisions.
“I have been very honest and forceful and say, it all falls on me, so when it all goes bad, it’s on me, so allow me to make those decisions and they have done that,” she said.
She also said she also sends lawmakers the same guidance she sends to parents so everyone is on the same page.
While she recognizes that not everyone may agree with her decisions, like the one to revert back to virtual learning before winter break, she stands behind it.
The newly formed School Board Transformation Task Force continues to have meetings despite all the reservations cited earlier. Considering a number of the members have been cited in https://pgcpsmess.wordpress.com/, the recommendations from the Task Force won’t be credible to the public. Our children need leadership not another cursory report — especially not from those who helped create the problems such as Ms. Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs, Doris Reed, Christian Rhodes and others tied to them including CEO Monica Goldson as we know them as #PGCPSMess.
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