Unprofessional political cartooning. With TPS’s 96,000 days of missed school due to suspensions(in school and out of school) and expulsions it would seem that this would be a matter of concern not a matter of derision from the Toledo Blade.
Darlene Fisher’s advocacy for what is right for the children at TPS should not elicit a personal attack from the Toledo Blade. Suspensions and expulsions are not laughing matters, as a student not in the classroom learns nothing. Suspension and expulsions are the leading cause of the District being in Academic Watch. The District being in Academic Watch is the leading cause of families leaving Toledo looking for better educational opportunities for their children.
The fact that the President of the BOE, Steve Steel, is married to a TPS school teacher and TFT member who already controls too much of the issues that pit student academics and achievement against teacher comfort is cause for concern, not laughter.