Cronyism? Or Bad Policy?

With today’s news of Brian D. Morris (who accepted a $175K un-advertised job) now leaving that job, one has to wonder just why City School Chief Roberto Alonso would risk such controversy.

If the position had been advertised, as the union complained it hadn’t been, perhaps this situation could have been avoided. On the other hand, if Mr. Morris hadn’t had the financial problems (greatly detailed in the Sunpapers) perhaps this also would not have sparked such a furor.

So what two problems can be fixed here?

If there is not such a policy within the City School Administration for such a 6-figure position (or ANY position) about advertising the post, then there should be. And it should be followed to the letter regardless of rank.

And applicants should be properly vetted, to prevent such an embarrassment as this situation has shown.

As for Mr. Morris, it would seem he has a lot of financial clean up to do – at least, according to the Sunpapers. One would ask just why, and how, a person with such problems could, or should, become such a high ranking person in a field meant to instill proper education in its customers.

Our children and yours.

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