The problem is this - the anti-school people are urging their supporters to vote only for Worling. If they vote for any other candidate, they add to their vote totals. Worling has reportedly been selling himself in different ways, depending on the audience. To the Bee - and this is likely to be repeated at the candidate forum on May 13th - Worling is presenting himself as a school-loving, reasonable guy whose kids just happen to go to a private fundamentalist religious school completely by accident. But to his fellow parishioners at the Chapel at Crosspoint, he's apparently selling himself as the candidate of "Christian values".
This doesn't just bode poorly for the school district going forward - after all, Worling is only financially invested in the Clarence schools, and his investment in the education piece is non-existent. This poses a direct threat to the ELA curriculum the next time somebody comes up with a book with a bad word in it, (and believe you me - the Lahti book fiasco was them putting that toe in the water).
|"Clarence Taxpayers" dream scenario|
And when the kids do have to resort to panhandling - as they did last year through the good work of CSEF - these taxpayer heroes walk right on by, cursing the urchin scum.
Last year, Matt Stock dropped out of a crowded school board race to try and ensure that pro-school candidates are elected. This self-sacrifice for the greater good has bought him oodles of goodwill this year among friends of the schools.
This year, it's even more important that Dennis Priore follow Stock's example and do the same. It is dramatically important that the pro-school vote not be diluted, and that the three candidates who are both financially and educationally invested in the system are elected.
If you know Priore, please intervene with him to do the right thing here. Tell your friends when they "ASK" to vote for