Letter to the Chronicle

The letter to the editor published April 1 in the Daily Chronicle is here for the moment. What follows is the version I sent to the paper originally.

Cohen Barnes is a sharp cookie, a local success story and a civic Energizer Bunny. We need all three.

However, my aim with this letter is to counter the love fest that is the Cohen Barnes campaign for C.U.S.D. 428 School Board. He’s a bad fit. Here’s why. Continue reading Letter to the Chronicle

ReNew Our Schools and Candidate Barnes

Below are listed the officers of ReNew Our Schools, the political action committee (PAC) set up to campaign for the $110 million District 428 construction referendum that passed in early 2008. One of the co-chairs of the PAC, Cohen Barnes, is currently running for a spot on the District 428 school board.

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In the comments section of an earlier, related post, District 428 & the Grassroots: Yeah, Right: Part 2, participants expressed dismay at ReNew Our Schools’ having accepted sizable donations from big firms that hoped to (and at least in one case, did) do business with the school district on the school construction projects resulting from the referendum. Continue reading ReNew Our Schools and Candidate Barnes