July 7, 2011

Peoria is a lot like Milwaukee.

I saw this story while in Peoria over the weekend.

In it Martha Ross, Peoria's longest serving school board member, complains about the process of selecting a school board president.

"We as a board are supposed to model how we want our children to perform. We want our children to treat each other fairly ... but yet I really feel that is not what is happening with this board and it is a personal feeling that I have not been treated fairly for whatever reason," Ross said during the meeting, adding that "it has the appearance in this community as being discriminatory and biased."

Martha Ross is an African American female.

The board selected Linda Butler as President, also an African American female.

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