cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel featured an editorial this morning concerning the possibility that Germantown will pursue the secession effort from the Milwaukee Area Technical College district. They spoke of 'outreach' by MATC and re-established their position that Germantown should remain in the MATC district.
The 'outreach' they spoke of consisted of the appointment of Victor Rossetti (then Superintendent of Germantown Schools) to a MATC Board vacancy, meetings held with Germantown officials, contribution of laptops to the library and a couple of 'free' programs.
This so-called 'outreach' seemed a lot like a feeble attempt to head off an embarrassing situation. The addition of Mr. Rossetti did nothing to alter the course of MATC. It continues to be, in my opinion, an out-of-control institution that answers to no one. Germantown pays millions annually and we are supposed to take thirty laptops and shut our collective mouth.
The editors finally get to the last paragraph of this piece where they seem to catch a glimmer of a major reason for our angst. They state, "And our guess is that until MATC does something to reduce its tax levy, not only will Germantown's efforts continue, but other communities may also start seriously considering secession."
The school board is scheduled to discuss this subject tonight. I hope that it moves with all deliberate speed to push the secession from MATC.