About the Cranston Banner
Regarding the Cranston banner, well, it’s pretty much all been said, so I won’t divert too much time into it. Suffice to say, it’s obvious that the decision to pursue an appeal was heavily affected by the current fiscal crisis in the City of Cranston. Would they have gone ahead if Cranston had more money? Possibly, but not a guarantee. The popular will certainly seemed to be there and even if took some dragging and cajoling I think the political will would have followed.
Yet, instead, fiscal trouble provided a convenient excuse (and a real one) to get the brouhaha off the School Committee’s table. Most politician’s aren’t looking for a fight, but this is especially true on school committees, where the go-along-to-get-along attitude is evident in the legacy of school contract “negotiations” that we’re dealing with across the state. No, it’s better for all to “get past” this unpleasantness and move on. The only question that remains: in the aftermath, will those on the School Committee who voted against pursuing the matter further feel it at the ballot box in November? I have doubts.