The eyes of the county, the state, and the nation are focused on the dysfunction at Central Bucks school board meetings. It has been the subject of two podcasts by The New York Times, a follow-up story in The Times, our own coverage here, here, and here, and now this story in The Philadelphia Inquirer. The board meetings in Doylestown have dissolved into such angry public gabfests (two hours!) that the real business of the Monday Dec. 6 school board, like discussing contracts, had to be put off. Moreover, the students in the school, including Cheyenne Torres, have come to believe that the adults arguing at these meeting are “ridiculous.” Central Bucks has gone, she said, from “one of the top school districts in Pennsylvania to practically being the laughingstock of the nation. … We’re better than this.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer story ran on December 7.