LETTERS: South Waltoners speak out

Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 05:44 PM.

LETTER: 'The art of misdirection'


Any football coach will tell you that misdirection is part of a successful game plan.  Get your opponent to think the play is going to the right, then run to the left.  In other words, fake ‘em out.

The folks who are promoting vote “YES” on the upcoming school referendum have mastered the art of misdirection. Make everyone think the campaign to appoint a school superintendent is about putting “kids above politics” when it’s really about control of the school system.

The North Walton Republican Club recently held a candidate forum that included a brief presentation of the “YES” and “NO” positions. The speaker for the “NO” position was a former school board member with a long record of public service in Walton County . The speaker for the “YES” position is a registered Democrat who moved here from Louisiana .

We hear some school board members say, “I’m only one vote. You need three votes to get anything done.”  The implication is school board members have little power to affect change.  

Florida Statutes are specific about the responsibilities of school boards and superintendents.

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