Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Response from ACPS

Re: ACPS Underground : An Open Letter and A Bit Of A Lecture

ACPS Communications Directors claims no knowledge of any email sent from her office concerning the agreement to answer questions posed on this blogsite.  We, at The Underground, take her at her word.  Here is the latest exchange from Ms. Alexander:

Kelly Alexander

 to me
show details Mar 30 (2 days ago)

You must be mistaken.  No such email was sent by or from me to you.  Nor have I made any agreement of any kind with you or anyone else associated with the Blog to which you refer.

Ms. Alexander

Kelly L. Alexander
Director, Community/School Partnerships and Communications
Alexandria City Public Schools
Main Office: (703) 824-6635
Direct:  (703) 824-6703
Mobile: (703) 472-0318

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

From: "Voltaire"
To: "kelly alexander" <>
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 7:44:18 PM
Subject: ACPS Underground : An Open Letter and A Bit Of A Lecture

Voltaire has sent you a link to a blog:

Dear Ms. Alexander, Several days ago we received an email, purportedly from your office. You agreed to have the Superintendent answer a series of questions. Please let us know the status of that agreement.

Blog: ACPS Underground
Post: An Open Letter and A Bit Of A Lecture

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to Kelly
show details 7:01 PM (23 hours ago)
Ms. Alexander,

I want to sincerely apologize for having assumed that an email purporting to be from your office was authentic.  I will let the followers of the blogsite know.

Very apologetically,

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  1. Yellow journalism gets the silent treatment.

  2. Told you. He wouldn't admit to the existence of any dissenters. He is unable to be candid or honest. He is on a quest to further only himself at the expense of others. Is anyone really surprised that they now claim to never have agreed to answer questions. Just more of the same bait and switch game.

  3. Wow.

    A fair assumption that at least one at Central Office reads this blog, and probably one of the School Board. They knew you were waiting.

    Kicked the can further down the road, lying in wait, they were.

    Gotcha Game! How prophetic for our school system's future.

  4. So what email address was the message from that said Mort would respond to questions?

  5. Authentic or not, agreement or not, why not answer every question from those you (mort) are supposedly representing (not just the 10 agreed to)? Sure, you're busy responding to the state board's "smack down" of your proposal... But not even an acknowledgment? Not even an "I'll get back to you"? How do I make it known that YOU are why I'll be leaving the public school system.. Something I never imagined. I have tried to engage you at meetings, met only by double talk and contradictory statements, and on this forum complete lack of recognition. If you had given me ANY sense you were working for the kids and not your stats, perhaps I'd display more tolerance ... But your complete disregard for teachers and parents most recently evidenced by your ig ori g these very valid questions has put me over the edge. This is not arrogance, but statistical testing -- you just lost top students .

  6. Perhaps if you want an open answer, you should ask a open question, not an anonymous one.