The following is a press release from Senator Johnny Ray Salling concerning Dr. Dallas Dance.
The Post believes this is especially appropriate since our last article pointed out some major issues regarding the BCPS STAT program, particularly related to statistical data and funding. Here is a copy of the release:
(Dundalk, MD) — My concern with Dr. Dance isn’t just about a single tweet or re-tweet, it’s about a system which isn’t working. A school system with a leader who cares more about his side jobs then the children that we have placed in his care. It’s about a non-functioning Board of Education which rubber stamps most things that comes across their desk. You cannot be a successful leader through intimidation and retaliation, with a failed sense of ethics. This is about the change which is needed to get the school system back on track and to service the needs of our communities.
Rather than focusing on impressing academic elites and teaching graduate courses, our Superintendent, whom taxpayers pay $300,000+ a year, should focus on putting the school system in better shape than it was given to him and devote himself to our 111,127 students and the 8,904 teachers.
Moving forward, it is my hope that the superintendent will do the following:
- Address the problem of deteriorating facilities
- Establish an immediate solution for the lack of air conditioning in schools
- Fix the poorly implemented grading policy
- Examine the questionable STAT program
- Devote 100% of professional time to BCPS
If he can’t do the job, step down so our school system can flourish.