Greg Fischer, the Democratic candidate for mayor of Louisville has joined the bandwagon of critics of the Jefferson County Public Schools’ insane school busing scheme.
Says Fischer, “We’ve got to fix the student-assignment plan.” He also has figured out, “If our kids are going to compete, they have to get a first-rate education.”
Thus, concerns about the busing mess are becoming bipartisan.
By the way, the Courier also reports that Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman is upset that the busing issue has come up in the mayor’s race. Says Berman, “That is the provenance of the school board, and not the provenance of the mayor.”
Well, in other states, chronically under-performing city school systems have been taken over by the mayors of the cities involved. New York City immediately comes to mind.
Maybe, as we used to say in the fighter pilot world, Berman better “check his six” (meaning, watch out for someone who could be coming up behind your six o’clock position). If Jefferson County Schools continue on their low-performing, citizen (and yes, legislator) angering track, someone like a new mayor just might come gunning for Berman and his parent aggravating school board.