Originally posted by Sam The Sham
Can't write a coherent sentence, he finally resigned for jacking it in front of people.
Never gonna bring them up to code.
Odd how mainstream media ignores stories like this.
And with that, I'm gone. This site has become too aggravating.
An Embarrassment and the Colleagues Who Enabled Him
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Editorial, Detroit Free Press, June 22, 2010
The good news is that most Detroit Board of Education members have ignored school board president Otis Mathis’ ill-considered attempt to retract the resignation he submitted last week after Detroit Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Gueyser outed him for masturbating in school business meetings. Mathis has no future in public service. If he even dimly appreciated his predicament, he’d be decamping to a remote foreign country instead of trying to get his office back.
The bad news is that the board majority that elected Mathis president earlier this year is still in place, and at least one of their number, the Reverend David Murray, has dismissed Mathis’ over-the-top transgressions as a function of either the ex-board president’s youth (Mathis is 55) or his naivete. (“Maybe he didn’t know,” Murray suggested Friday after Gueyser’s accusations became public, “it was offensive to her.&rdquo
But every board member, including the nine who voted to elect him school board president last year, was aware that Mathis had difficulty reading and that he struggled to compose a coherent English sentence. The fact that none of Mathis’ peers regarded this as disqualifying him as the titular head of Michigan’s largest school district speaks volumes about the board’s collective judgment, or lack of it.
Mathis’ failure to offer his resignation when his deficit became a source of national embarrassment, and the board’s reluctance to make a leadership change or to even publicly address the matter, can be viewed in hindsight as a omen of the more grotesque scandal to come.