LETTER: Herald — continue to keep the public aware

Apr. 16, 2013 @ 04:58 AM

To the Editor:

Kudos to the editorial board for Friday's “Bryan’s Hire.” Dr. Bryan’s eminent move to superintendent leaves one with a feeling of comfort and reassurance given the formidable budgetary challenges facing public schools across the state, but particularly here in Lee County for the reasons you so skillfully pointed out. Dr. Bryan’s calming demeanor and experience, learned under the state-of-the-art, first-class educational leadership of Dr. Moss, attest to good thinking on the part of the board of education and the board's ability to work together to do what is best for Lee County.

It was also reassuring to this reader to see again the spotlight shone on the actions of Rep. Stone. This is now coming into fuller view of the public as he plays to his Tea Party and Americans for Prosperity financial base, with little regard for the detrimental consequences to Lee County. Furthermore, his bill to politicize the board of education and the Sanford City Council, without the courtesy, let alone any sense of responsibility, to first consult with local leaders of these boards and their members is inexcusable.

Pure and simple, this is lone-wolf predation, nothing more than an in-your-face power play. It was designed to buy and to capture future seats by throwing outside money at a chosen few who would ally themselves with the extreme power play going on here in Raleigh and Washington. This too will pass as the red tide recedes, but until then, thank you Herald for doing your journalistic duty to keep the public aware of what is going on.

Richard Hayes

Lee County