Friday, October 20, 2006

Weast: 99.5 percent of students must be punished

The Weast has spoken: There can be no individual accountability in Montgomery County Public Schools. The innocent must pay for the misdeeds of the few.

Rather than holding individual students and faculty accountable for the grade scandal, MCPS is meting out collective punishment against all the athletes and, by extension, all the schools.

The Weast has decreed that entire teams must forfeit the games in which the dishonest students played - even though there were only one or two bad apples in some of the schools.

Even though, as MCPS Chief Executive Officer Larry Bowers readily admits, 99.5 percent of the student athletes are innocent.

And Weast expects county parents to support renewing his $350,000-a-year contract until 2014?