Dear #RPSBoard...

Dear #RPSBoard,

Stop playing school yard games when it comes to Richmond's children by giving #RVA the silent treatment regarding Bedden's departure.

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Before you utter the words "philosophical differences," give me a moment to elaborate. We can agree to disagree on the FOIA guidelines and HR laws but there are things you can talk about and explain. Silence is not the answer. You made a tough decision and now it's time for you to stand by that decision and have a conversation with Richmond. What conversation? Maybe you can start with answering a few questions to move us forward...

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Assuming "philosophical differences" are the real reason for Bedden's departure...

What is this board's philosophy for educating #RVA students? How did this differ from Bedden's philosophy? How is your philosophy better? How will you ensure that the next Superintendent has agreeable philosophies so there is not another severance of ties?

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These should be easy to answer since you feel so strongly about your philosophies to part ways early with an employee.

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I look forward to your answers.

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- Jessee πŸ’πŸ»