11 September 2009

KingCast watches Boston Globe ignore Kevin McCrea's simple question to Menino, others: Will you spend one day each week in schools?

"It's a yes or no question," said McCrea.

Nobody offered a specific answer to that question posed at yesterday's Boston Mayoral debate, but the Boston Globe story failed to address it. Just goes to show why I'm glad I don't work for major media because they so rarely print what's germane.

Read Kevin McCrea's blog to understand his theory that with 40% of the budget going to schools, the Mayor should spend one day a week visiting schools to understand problems (and success stories) so that politicians are not caught with their pants down when audits reveal a myriad of problems, i.e. lack of uniforms, unfunded or underattended after school programs, lack of funds for books..... the whole nine yards.

Kevin also fancies constructive solutions to infrastructure problems by mapping out a 25-year plan for road improvements and the like, so that utility companies and the neighborhoods can plan accordingly, minimizing the impact to local businesses and residents. I dunno, makes sense to me.....

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