Thursday, August 23, 2007

Weast, Navarro, MCPS Honor Garza

You might have noticed on the CRC's web site, a link that says "John Gaza awarded Certificate of Appreciation from MCPS." (Sorry, they spell it that way.) John Garza, you might not have forgotten, is the president of the Citizens for a Responsible Curriculum, their lawyer, who has sued the school district and campaigned for years to undermine the implementation of the new sex-ed curriculum. He is also a member of the advisory board of the group that brought the "gum game" into classrooms, where students passed a piece of gum around, taking turns chewing it, to learn how germs are spread; this was the source of great embarrassment to the district recently when The Post picked up on it.

Clicking on the link takes you to a PDF file of a "Certificate of Appreciation" made out to John Garza, signed by MCPS Superintendent Jerry Weast and Board of Education President Nancy Navarro, "in recognition of outstanding volunteer service."

You just might wonder why they gave him an award. Turns out he participated in a career fair last year at Twinbrook Elementary School, to tell kids what it's like to be a lawyer. MCPS has something they call the Connection Resource Bank, a list of people who can volunteer to help out, scientists who can talk to classes, mentors and tutors, that sort of thing -- I've done it, I went around one year talking about science, and another time I talked to grade-school kids about the Internet, which was still something novel at that time. My wife went to classes one year, too, to talk about being a nurse. It's a great idea, and it sounds like it is very successful for the school district. Somehow Garza got on the list, well, there's no problem if he goes to a school and talks about his job, as far as I'm concerned. As long as that's all he talks about.

So ... why is this on the CRC's web site with no explanation? They wouldn't want to give you a false impression, would they?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Toto get away from that curtain..Toto NO! don’t go near that curtain!!….TOTO!!

August 23, 2007 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judge Sentences John Couey to Death for Murdering Jessica Lunsford

Agree or disagree, Jim ?

August 24, 2007 9:38 PM  
Blogger JimK said...

I have not been following this case, but I looked it up: Couey buried the [9-year-old] girl alive after kidnapping and raping her.

Is this a trick question? Hangin' is too good for him. I don't think it makes sense to execute handicapped people for doing something they couldn't help or didn't know better, but with an IQ of 78, that wasn't the case here.

Out of curiosity, why did you ask me this? Did somebody complain? Like I say, I haven't been following this, I just scanned a couple of news stories. I might have missed something -- because based on what I see here, your question doesn't really make sense to me.


August 24, 2007 11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is anon trying to make a connection between Johnny G and this murderer rapist? And Anon says we are bad???


August 27, 2007 11:47 AM  

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