Thursday, August 30, 2007
Well, I asked for comments... and I certainly got them! There are so many comments on the Leland School District topic that I am rendered speechless. Truth or gossip, this issue has aroused some strong emotions from this small community. To read all of the comments, simply click on "Comments" at the end of each submission.
Let me offer a word of reason on this "controversial" issue. The Delta Scoop is a Blog. It allows people to express their ideas, emotions and beliefs in a public forum. Whether it is the "truth" is for you to decide. Its "anonymity" allows those who fear personal retaliation a means to share their views in a "safe harbor".
Personal "gossip" does not interest me; however, issues of public malfeasance and irresponsibility do. If there are problems in our communities that need to be addressed, this is an excellent forum for discovery. What we do about these problems is still our responsibility.
My purpose in hosting this blog is to bring important issues to the the public that would not otherwise be aired in our "public media". Emotions often run strong and that is a good thing! Without passion and knowledge, there can be no change. Democracy starts with the voices of individuals. Change starts with a collective chorus.
Posted by Forthright at 7:21 PM