Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Ervin replaces 'Dr Evil' on education committee

Education reform champion Valerie Ervin, who as a school board member stood up to Superintendent Weast's cronyism is to be a member of the County Council's powerful education committee.

She replaces Michael Subin, the skinhead known to schoolchildren as "Dr. Evil."

Subin had turned the committee into a personal feifdom during his 20 year tenure. He was known for browbeating and threatening parents of young schoolchildren who questioned cronyism and alleged corruption in the school system.

Subin was behind several school related scandals, including the Seven Locks/Kendale scheme and the turnover of public school property to crooked lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Democrats threw Subin out of office in the September primary.