School Board candidate selection process needs improvementPosted: May 25, 2011
I posted a comment on the Vienna Patch article about the endorsement of the at-large school board candidates by the Fairfax County Democratic Committee:
It’s time to go back to the drawing board in figuring out how to select school board candidates in Fairfax County. People keep carrying on about how important “elections” are in selecting school board candidates, but this story shows that the inner machinations of the local political parties are the determining factors here. I don’t think anyone can seriously argue that a difference of seven votes or 12 votes in a political party committee meeting has any real significance in determining the better candidates. Greg Brandon and Maria Allen have both made many thoughtful and helpful suggestions for the future of Fairfax County Public Schools.