Superintendent Patrick Hickey has blocked me on Twitter

Ok, I went back to look at some of Patrick Hickey's Tweets and I saw he blocked me. We must have a professional here. Want to know what I said that made him block me? Wow, I would think he would have tougher skin than that. Strange that a Superintendent would block a member of the public like that only saying the obvious. Putting your head in the sand is not a solution.
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I once had a very serious run-in with a TPS superintendent when I was still teaching in TPS. The principal in my building at the time was very supportive of me.
I also came under personal attack from the leader of a group which sent letters of attack against me to the then superintendent, every member of the TPS school board, and the TFT President! This attack was in answer to nothing. I never attacked that man, yet he attacked me by name to all of my superiors! I also grew up in the central city of Toledo. I was once threatened by a gang leader. So, I know bullies on a variety of levels.

I fully support you, Chris. You know, when Harry Truman was running for POTUS in 1948, during one rally a man yelled at him, "Give 'em hell, Harry!" Truman answered, "I don't have to give 'em hell. I just tell the truth and they think it's hell." Keep telling the truth, Chris. As long as your powerful target tries to silence you, you know that you are on the right track!

Yes this has happened to me too! If you're too smart and have to much information this is how they react. They cannot respond factually and don't want others to know the truth so they block you from public access. Congratulations Chris! Oh by the way thank you for standing with me when they tried to shut me down on SwampBubbles. We are politically different but we do see freedom of speech as paramount.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Blocking someone on a public social media account is pretty silly. Keep posting unique things!


Chris here's what happens to you when you ask the tough questions. WSPD has blocked me from its website its twitter Account its Facebook page, Fred Lefebvre has gotten me blocked from Toledo Talk. I think Ronland Hansen has experienced the same. So goes freedom of speech in Toledo. How many more have been blocked?

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

No one tried to shut you down on Swampbubbles. You, on multiple occasions have broken the normal rules of decorum. It's well documented.

Since you've stopped those behaviors everyone as mellowed toward you. When you respect others they respect you back.

MikeyA

Mikey thanks for responding! Somehow I knew you would chime in ;>)
http://civicrecognition-5.org/news/53711102118922/Paul-Wohlfarth-Ottawa%...

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Next to the word "Slime" in the dictionary there should be a photo of Hickey. Yep, I'd want my teenage daughter going to a school where Hickey might be "cruising" the halls.

Why shouldn't we expect a person who is being generously paid from taxpayers' money to be moral and ethical--I guess I'm just old fashioned.

of your tangents! The only sleazy people are those who work for a government agency? Are you totally out-of-touch with reality?
Just when I thought we had something about which we could all agree, too!

So, I'm still scratching my head as to how you construed my comment to mean that I think that "the only sleazy people are those who work for a government agency."

Careful (heck, or just plain sloppy) reading would make it easy to understand that I was saying that as taxpayers we have the right to expect that the people we are paying for have some semblance of moral fortitude.

I do agree that it is disturbing when anyone in a position of authority abuses that position.
Many others in the private sector, including private sector educators, abuse their positions of authority as well.
Evil is evil..period!

great way to express concisely what people are thinking.

What is the backstory here on Patrick Hickey? I followed the rumors regarding the Brondes deal and supposedly that was not the underlying concern. All I have been able to learn is that the Washington Local Board of Education decided to "issue Mr. Hickey a letter of reprimand for unprofessional judgment and conduct and instruct him to avoid the appearance of impropriety with staff members" - whatever that means.

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