Monday, September 18, 2006

MCPS handling of indicted students 'a total disgrace'

"MCPS’s handling of this matter has been, and continues to be, a total disgrace. Pushing responsibility 'downstream' to the local high schools shows a complete lack of leadership and a dangerous disregard for the needs of the entire community," Potomac parent Barry Smith continues in the Almanac.

"Without exception, every single parent I have discussed this issue with feels MCPS has failed in its handling of this situation.

"Minimizing the students’ actions and allowing them to 'play on' at other schools so they can get recruited, should not be a consideration. Educators are supposed to set standards and then hold their students accountable for their actions. MCPS is apparently content to wait for prosecutors and judges to sort out who should be allowed to participate in MCPS extracurricular activities."