Cox: 'accountability is a cover for an excuse'
Montgomery County school board Vice President Sharon W. Cox says that the growing demand for MCPS accountability really a political scam.
Accountability "is a cover for an excuse to usurp the nonpartisan school board and turn school facilities into political favors," Cox says in the Washington Post.
The whole Inspector General report on the Seven Locks/Kendale scandal, she says, is a political power grab to turn school property into partisan political favors.
According to the Post, Cox "said in an interview that the council is trying to seize control of the school budget so it can divide it up as it does with pork-barrel projects.
"'This issue of accountability is a cover for an excuse to usurp the nonpartisan school board and turn school facilities into political favors,' Cox said."
There's a problem: Cox has been for turning the Seven Locks facilities into high-density housing since Doug Duncan asked the school board to surplus school land in 2004.
She just doesn't want to be held accountable.
[Blogger's comment: Cox, School Board member Steve Abramoff, and other Republicans tied to the scandal should know that this blogger and the people who filed the formal complaints with the Inspector General happen to be Republicans. There's no partisanship in the public demand for MCPS accountability.]