Education News Colorado editor Alan Gottlieb offers up a laugh about the new Denver Public Schools board calling in a therapist to help everyone get along. In case you haven’t heard, it was all brought on by some low-class politics at Monday’s board meeting (H/T Ed Is Watching):
As board member Michelle Moss walked up to take her seat for what was to be her last meeting in eight years representing southwest Denver, her newly elected replacement Andrea Merida told her that she would be sitting on the dais instead.
Merida, rather than waiting to take the oath of office with two other new members after the meeting, had instead been sworn in hours earlier so she could cast a vote on the controversial reforms.
A shocked Moss reacted with tears and anger.
“I worked very hard to get Andrea elected … and I cannot imagine someone going behind my back and doing what she did today,” she told the standing-room-only audience before leaving.
Merida later offered apologies to Moss but said, “This is about the people’s wishes being heard.”
But seriously … A therapist? At the ritzy Broadmoor? Getting treated pretty well at taxpayer expense, I guess.
Let’s just say it’s a good thing they didn’t call in Germany’s Gerri Rober for their group therapy sessions. Ingesting cocktail drugs would be one of a few things that would make this scenario even weirder and sadder than it already has been.