Why did Eric Davis call me an idiot? Why did he call you an idiot? Why does Davis think all Mecklenburg County taxpayers are knuckle-walking morons?
This Kabuki theater routine on a property tax hike “for the children” is stale — and insulting. We’ve told you for years that the reval would be used to pump tens of millions in new revenue into a local tax system that had foolishly banked on boom years as the norm. Hell, a couple weeks ago we even gave you the exact number that Davis now — suddenly, and with great and solemn deliberation on the system’s yawning needs — requests “from our fellow citizens in Mecklenburg County…the $50mm in funding for our school system that was been cut over the past two years.”
And the propaganda continues from Davis. “Our students have closed the achievement gap more than any other large urban district.” Wrong, Eric. CMS is not an urban school district, a persistent fiction that allows CMS to compare itself to some of the nation’s worst inner-city districts — and then look good. In short, more of the same arrogance and dishonesty that is a hallmark of CMS administration.
Worst of all, Davis calls his unwillingless to lead fundamental reform of CMS “taking a stand.” He’s taking something, that’s for sure. But it is not a stand — and it is landing all over the hardworking citizens of Mecklenburg County.