Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Abrams says critics are jealous of Weast

School Board member Steve Abrams, commenting on how the September primary elections suddenly stripped Superintendent Jerry Weast of his main allies, says that Weast's critics are motivated by jealousy.

"Abrams said criticism of Subin's leadership and his relationship with Weast may have stemmed from bruised egos more than anything else," the Washington Post reports today.

"It was institutional friction," Abrams tells Post correspondent Lori Aratani. "There may have been some jealousy because Jerry Weast is a player. Jerry's a very forceful personality, and when you combine a forceful personality in a school superintendent and county executive who were both on the same page when it came to education, well, some members of the council felt left out and tried to be more assertive."