Huey on Hebert on ‘public insurgence’

Future school board member E.C. Huey points to comments – great comments – made over at the N&R’s Chalkboard by current GC school board member Garth Hebert in response to a constituant’s questions.  Huey says of Hebert’s candidly refreshing answers“…I believe this is the public insurgence we’ve been waiting to see. And I like it.”

Me, too.  While Hebert offers real insight as to his positions on some issues, he’s also a good writer.  Funny, too… for example…

Q:Have any hate mail, cross burnings in your front yard occurred yet?”

A: “…There is currently a burning ban, when it is lifted all cross burners are invited to email me and please schedule a night I can be free to attend and bring marshmallows and hot dogs. I prefer hickory for dogs and oak for mallows. I am doing what I said I would, some things take time.”

I’m with Huey.  Get a Restart your blog, Garth.  Update: More after the jump…

Hebert on GCS and getting ‘handled’ by the administration:  “The total abandonment of the AL program, the dumbing down of our classes to lower the achievement gap, forcing kids in poor schools to take AP classes they do not even understand to increase participation, all and much, much more must stop!!! We are dealing with kids futures and our own national heritage and we fiddle while Rome burns.”

“…No one cares how long kids are on the bus anymore. No teacher or bus driver deserves this working environment, no student deserves this learning environment. Blaming it on the teachers is Terry’s quick disclaimer, it no longer flies.”

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  1. Posted November 12, 2007 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    D.H.: that has an awfully nice ring to it “future school board member E.C. Huey”…I honestly hope you and I will be saying that one year from now…thanks for the early vote of confidence and support.

    I firmly believe every elected official in this county needs to be blogging, and needs to provide that direct channel of communication with their constituency. It just provides more credibility.

  2. mick
    Posted November 12, 2007 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    I have been a fan of EC for a few months now, visit his blog occasionally and read his reponses at other blogs from time to time. So far… Mick likes and even better … Mick votes.

    Now if we can get the school board to pitch in on a multi government funded indoor, competitive pool complex! Well, I guess the climate (pun intended) isnt quite right for a pool and of course that whole thing with the High Point football stadium.

  3. Posted November 12, 2007 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    Mick, you’re very kind. thanks for the nice words and the early support, it is very much appreciated.

    But my campaign is about common sense ideas, and more important, it’s about the children, and putting them first above all else. My candidacy, campaign, and if I do win next year, will be as transparent as possible, and I will fight to make GCS the most transparent governmental body in Guilford County.

    I don’t have a lot of money to spend (despite me running for the at-large seat–which is a county-wide seat), but as I said before on my blog, my campaign is more than about fundraising…it is about who has the best vision for the children of Guilford County. A lot is at stake next year and I believe with me campaigning almost one year now, I’ve attempted to set the bar pretty high in terms of the issues that are affecting our children today.

    I’m indebted to the blogging community, especially, for their early support. The names are numerous, but are growing everyday. This electronic town hall has been a key component of my campaign and I hope it will be the key to victory next May…and again next November.

  4. Jeff Belton
    Posted November 12, 2007 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Hello David,
    What happened to David Hoggard for B.O.E.?
    Yours, Jeff

  5. Posted November 12, 2007 at 5:00 pm | Permalink



    Same goes for you, my friend. You’d be a great weblogger.

  6. Posted November 12, 2007 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    I agree, Jeff.

  7. Jeff Belton
    Posted November 13, 2007 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    It’s not that I am reluctant to speak my mind, it’s the time factor. I have more demands on my time than I ever imagined. However, I have been giving it more thought lately.
    I often feel as if I have more to say on some issues than time allows during a board meeting with 11 members voicing their thoughts.

  8. Posted November 13, 2007 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Why not take a voice recorder with you to the meetings and record all of the side conversations with fellow members. Post it as an .mp3.

    Might p some people off, but I promise you would get an audience.

  9. Jeff Belton
    Posted November 13, 2007 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    That could be a lot of fun. But, I can’t hear what is said other than when talking with Garth or Dot who sit beside me. Believe it or not, Jill Wilson and Alan are pretty tight about what we discuss at breaks. But, yes there is discussion that might tick some folks off. That is of course one of the benefits of elected office, you can always find somebody who is P’d about what you have said or not said, done or not done, thought or not thought. There’s no shortage of opinions.

  10. Posted November 13, 2007 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Why does that not surprise me.