One Way Not to Build the Public’s Trust in Education


In a political atmosphere that is often quite critical of education, particularly education spending, it often seems that the people who run schools don’t understand why people distrust them with their money.

Case in point: The Los Angeles Unified School District has this opening on its web page for job paying as much as $75,000 annually:

The Ideal Candidate

The Ethics Advisor assists the Ethics Officer and/or the Deputy Ethics Officer in the planning, development, and implementation of the strategies necessary to establish a successful ethics initiative at the District.

First ethical obligation. Tell the Ethics Officer and Deputy Ethics Officer to stop stealing from the public before tending your resignation.

On the bright side, they only list six people on the Ethics team staff page. I assume that doesn’t include administrative support, either.  Jesus.

If you appreciate an independent voice holding Montana politicians accountable and informing voters, and you can throw a few dollars a month our way, we would certainly appreciate it.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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