Answers in High Demand
Posted by Buzz Beeler on 21st January 2017

January 26, 2016 7:22 am ET

School Board member Miller demands, and deserves, the truth

Source: Answers in High Demand

Photo number 2 is BCPS Board member Ann Miller

I try to make this blog “a voice for the people.”

However, sometimes the people’s voices deserve to be heard over my own. This is one of those times.

Below, you will find a PIA submitted by Ms. Ann Miller, a member of the Baltimore County Public School Board. Her request, though, is not submitted in her official capacity. Rather, she is simply speaking out on her own accord as a private citizen.

A concerned private citizen … and taxpayer.

I want to make one thing clear. These are my words and my words only. Ms. Miller did not request me to write anything. She only asked to show the public the PIA she filed, which I did, however for the BCPS to completely ignored Ms. Miller’s questions is beyond the pale considering what is at stake.

Read the PIA carefully. Then, once you are finished, cherish these words from one of the greatest leaders of our time:

“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” Abraham Lincoln

Ms. Miller submitted her PIA because she has been repeatedly ignored by the Baltimore County Board of Education. Despite the wishes of Dr. Dallas Dance, we the people have the right to know the truth regarding a very important vote that will impact the lives and safety of our children for years to come.

For that reason, the truth must be told!

So many questions, yet so few answers.

This story is far from over, and the battle has just begun. Our children’s future is at stake, and that is more important than Dr. Dance’s contract for $275 million for laptops for every student in the BCPS system, a concept that has been abandoned by other major school districts.

I will inject some humor into this debacle. I found out that when a certain type of an iPad is used in the BCPS classrooms, the devices are brought into the classroom in a locked cabinet; once the class is over, the computers are again locked up and rolled away.

With these types of security measures taken, are you starting to get the same feeling that I am about the laptops that eventually every student will be able to take home?

I thought so.

FYI, the Sun refused to print Ms. Miller’s entire PIA, which is why you will only see it here on Patch.

Ms. Miller was recently appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to the BCPS Board.

To read the entire PIA click on the link below. You won’t be disappointed.

To view the document in various forms and sizes use the multiple command buttons on the linked page.

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