Indulge me for just a second.
A long, long time ago in a school district far, far away, it was a period of civil war. Rebel school board members, striking from their base won a victory against an evil galactic school district.
During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored central office with enough power to destroy the education for thousands of children.
Pursued by the Empire’s sinister agents, Samantha Adair White races home aboard her starship, custodian of the stolen plans that can save her people and restore freedom to the school district…
Thank you for indulging me and my inner GEN-CON.
I write this because I am feeling better about the future of the Indianapolis Public School District. I feel better because of three people, Sam Odle, Gayle Cosby and Caitlin Hannon. They are running for the IPS School Board. Each brings not only a new set of skills but new ideas and frankly, new blood to a place that needs it badly.
As much as find Darth, uh, IPS Superintendent Dr. Eugene White offensive and more harmful to the education of poor black children than anyone wearing a white sheet, the only people more dangerous than him were the four school board members who enabled his counterproductive behavior.
Luckily Mary Busch is leaving the board; leaving only three of his enablers left. With a little bit of luck, two of them, Elizabeth Gore and Marianna R. Zaphiriou will be put out to pasture this next election season as well.
A new school board that puts children first instead of a tired Superintendent will breathe new life into the district and I truly believe will cause Indianapolis to rally around IPS to do even more to improve the school district.
All it takes is just a few votes this November. Hopefully the voters of IPS will pay attention and take a chance to make some real change,
Or at the very least they will blow up the Death Star. Now pardon me, I just found the droids I was looking for.