Apologies and Positions
I would like to apologize to Tia Swanson if my last piece seemed as if it crossed the line into the personal. That was not my intention, and as I have stated elsewhere, I deeply appreciate what I know of her commitment to our schools—and to the Seth Boyden community we share in common. (At the start of the campaigns, I even mentioned to her co-chair that I felt any mother with four kids deserved an all-expenses trip for even daring to campaign)
My personal vote, as I also detailed, was a very difficult one for me and now that the dust is settling, I realize that I actually was expressing frustration towards those I admire, with wonderful intentions, whom I hoped would better persuade me. It may also be a question of personal style--I honestly did not understand how to grasp, in these anecdotes, her positions on how to deliver real oversight on curriculum on a Board level. Perhaps in the future we all can make a point of reaching out, rather than scribbling online, which has its limitations.
This entire election was grueling and personally dismaying on many counts. That I would contribute to any one else’s discomfort and hurt only pains me more.