It has been stated ad naseum that elections have consequences. Perhaps that is true, unless one retains enough power following an election to act as a bully, and by strong arm tactics the will of the voter can be obfuscated? Republicans are supposed to be about limited government, local autonomy, getting government out of the way, letting experts do their work (at least that’s why I’m a Republican), but that is far from the truth for public schools. Republican legislators can’t have it both ways for long before the voter catches on and holds them accountable at the ballot box. Should they desire to retain power (as politicians do), they need to return to advocating from a Republican ideal in all arenas.
We should not use tax dollars to duplicate governmental agencies (a paramount Republican ideal), and under no circumstances should an elected official be usurped by an illegitimate or appointed one.
ISTA board member