We’ve been through the nastiest campaign in recent memory. All we have to show for the past election is mudslinging, misinformation, general confusion, and a low point in the city’s political history. One problem has emerged out of these issues, and it is serious. It must be faced.
The problem that emerges is not a nastier campaign season, or a tougher primary in Precinct Three, but rather the politicization of something that has no business being near the left, right, or center of the political spectrum. As one of the best school districts in the entire country, we owe it to ourselves and to our future to stay above the fray. Why should the TEA Party or Battleground Texas play a role in shaping a district that continues to produce the best and brightest students?
The problem is not Mike Taylor or Bobby Lindamood. It’s not Nancy Coplen. The problem that we are creating is taking national and statewide problems, TEA Party and Battleground Texas politicking, and sticking these issues of completely different scope in the middle of something that must not be a partisan issue. Let the education of our children be decided by the people that want to see them reach their greatest heights. Don’t let a bitter mudslinging campaign turn the best part of our city, our schools, into a casualty of the worst election in city history.