April 9, 2019, Phoenix-
I had planned, initially, on waiting until tomorrow to make the trip down here, to renew a certificate that had lapsed. Things being what they are in Prescott, that proved unworkable, so I joined the multitudes dealing with an early mini-heat wave- and started the processing of my new certificate.
The new Superintendent of Public Instruction is proving to be as meticulous in her work, as her predecessors were lax. The result is that many who are jump-starting dormant careers are facing renewed scrutiny. That, to me, is a good thing. There is no daylight, when it comes to the safety of children and teens. Besides, I have nothing to hide.
Some blame the #MeToo Movement, but really, when, as one of my early mentors would have said, “your pants are down, they’re down.” Getting caught in wrongdoing, even if it was done forty years ago, is part of one’s cleansing. I was raised to own up to things I did, and I’m a very bad liar-so that has all made me a far better person, than I would have been, if I had a silver tongue.
Recently, as I’ve posted earlier, a local politician was caught in a lie, about what he allegedly did in his younger years-and with regard to how he still feels about the underlying issue. I am, unequivocally, in favour of the evolving nature of male-female interactions and relationships. Anything that presents a person, female or male, as the equal of any other person, is spot-on.
It’s important to not go overboard, by getting caught up in hysteria. I can understand, though, the conditions which produce such overreaction. The only way to curb hysteria, in the first place, is to treat each and every person with the respect and decency that is her/his birthright.
So, I will sit back and wait for the SPI’s team to complete their review of my record.