State-Wide Support Spreads For Gilmer County’s Battle With Dr. Marple’s Run Amuck DOE
Gilmer County, citizens throughout West Virginia support your struggle against the politically motivated surprise seizure of your schools by the DOE.
Your supporters know that the DOE’s unprovoked attack set a precedent of not giving your elected Board of Education time to address alleged problems within a prescribed time prior to a seizure.
The outcome of your struggle is critical with important implications for what will be done to get the State’s failed K-12 education system off its 48th place among the 50 states.
Unfortunately, the Charleston Gazette and other major hard copy newspapers have avoided stories about Gilmer County’s school system plight.
That pattern of neglect is being mitigated electronically with use of cell phones, e-mail, iPADs, Droids, Face Book, and iPhones.
Part of the State-wide citizen backed electronic offensive involves establishment of information dispensing nodes in various counties with an expanding network.
The message includes exposure of roles of Senator Joe Manchin’s family in contributing to the DOE’s dictatorial actions.
While governor, Senator Manchin demonstrated nepotism by appointing his wife Gayle to a $65,000 a year position with the State Board of Education that oversees the DOE.
She vehemently supported the seizure of your schools as proven by her videotaped attack against Gilmer County when the DOE intervened.
Her display of disdain for Gilmer County will be posted on U-Tube soon for all West Virginians to observe. Also, citizens will be reminded of WVU’s free degree scandal involving Senator Manchin’s daughter while he was Governor.
In addition to using electronic media as a force multiplier to increase the public’s demand for revamping Dr. Marple’s failed DOE, West Virginians are participating in forums in eight cities and the gatherings are sponsored by West Virginia’s Vision Shared organization.
The purpose of the forums is to obtain suggestions from citizens for critically needed changes to reverse the DOE’s failed performance including its arbitrary practices in seizing and administering county school systems.
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin deserves respect from West Virginians for his courageous leadership in initiating the forums.
Negative publicity regarding the DOE’s ineptness in managing the State’s K-12 school system has caused more unwanted national ridicule to be focused on us, and much worse, the severe disaster has denied West Virginia’s children quality educations to enable them to compete better in today’s world economy.
The information blitz, designed to forge badly needed change with how the DOE operates, will empower voters to make wiser decisions at the polls in November.
Overall, the grass roots effort is a 21st century version of the axiom that the pen is mightier than the sword.
Instead of hard copy print inking out messages to West Virginians, electrons are getting that task achieved speedily with laser-like targeting.
Similar to the Revolutionary War naval hero, John Paul Jones, we have just begun to fight and it will continue with bulldog tenacity to achieve badly needed K-12 education reforms in Gilmer County and throughout our State.
Crooks from a Crooked County stick together when they are found out for wrong doing and things heat up.
Nasia was days from getting the boot, when everything changed and now we all suffer.
What a bad Principal! What a bad example set and then heaven help us if the rest of the kids turn out like hers.
Jesus, Lord, we need you to look down upon us, and put some religion back in the schools for we all need to believe that we can get back to the days Glenville was respected for it’s education and contribution with teachers from the teachers college, but GSC is not a teachers college any longer, and we need to make it a preachers college because that place could use a little religion too.
Nobody respects GSC now, for the multiple rapes, and the coaches getting drunk and in fights and busted for DUI and on and on! They are probably running a methamphetamine super lab we don’t even know about yet, in reality.
It is really pathetic how the chosen few are held above the law, and the whites get arrested and the blacks go free. Hey thanks for that Gerry Hough, you are very unprofessional and detriment to the community. Please resign, you are holding the whole county back. Move to Lewis County like your wife wants you to.
Comment by Anonymous 187 on 07.10.2012
This Charleston DOE debacle is a VERY GOOD example of the game of partisan politics based upon the greed of egos and personal gain.
The BIG NAME elites have now been caught and have defamed, blighted, and tarnished their very own names.
Glenville State College is smack in the middle of this, because it is those who control the college, that have done this to our community.
If they had any sense of decency, they would all resign, move away, and stop defecating on Gilmer County and its citizens. What a shameless bunch.
It is little wonder, we are now called, “Home of the Crooked County Crooks”. Thanks to the “wonder gang”. We all have to ‘wonder’ what crime, crookedness, self-serving trick they will pull off next.
The radio, television, and state print medias are afraid to touch this mess, because they have been co-conspirators in supporting this ruthless, lawless, sneaky, back room dealing bunch.
The only integrity in the print media has been the WV Record, and I commend them in their honestly and integrity. Other than Gilmer Free Press, seems no one has any backbone to come to aid of Gilmer county’s children and citizens. (but for some great reporting by Dendra Miller locally)
It is very telling of, and by, those who are remaining absolutely silent. You know who you are, and so do we.
Comment by No Name Please on 07.10.2012
To no name please. Wow, you sure said a mouth full and 100% correct.
This all started because Dr. Simmons was selected as County Superintendent, and Nasia was afraid of losing her job. She knew Dr. Simmons would not tolerate her actions so Nasia runs to Mr. I.L. Morris - Mr. Morris makes a phone call to Joe Manchin - Mr. Manchin and wife Gayle make a phone call to Dr. Marple who just happens to be the wife of Darrell McGraw and she is the State Super. of our school systems. Waalaa. Gilmer County school system was taken over by the local elites and State elites. Nasia Butcher’s mom is great friends with Mrs. Marples mother. Gov. Tomblin is connected to all this and refuses to do anything because of who it is benefiting and will not because of the political gains he would lose from here. You might say “All in the family” so to speak. Nasia is the cause of the takeover and she was the cause of all this political thing in this county. The takeover was personal gain for the elites.
ALL VOTERS need to keep this in mind when we go to the polls in Nov. to vote. All of those who are connected to the powers of this county and who are running in this election, I will mark the box beside their opponents name. I will not make the same mistake twice.
Comment by another no name please on 07.10.2012
We know who runs the state’s print media, their lobbyist from Glenville. How can they be allowed to report the truth of this disgrace when the very people pulling the strings for Governor and Senator are involved? Issue and spend Federal Recovery Act (Stimulus) Qualified School Construction Bond monies through the SBA as fast as possible and don’t worry about the end result which has proven to be the decimation of multiple small communities throughout the state with absolutely no improvement in the quality of education. Per usual, get the free money whatever they do and worry about what would have been the best way to use it later. No planning that involves the every day tax paying citizen or the children’s future. Greed rules and no one in authority wants it to stop.
Comment by I Want My Money Back on 07.10.2012
Could anyone make this up? NB fired at GSC at alumni demand—-motive for Butcher revenge campaign—-Simmons retires from GSC under fire—-Toman fired—-Cubies activate for their revenge—-Simmons hired as Super—-Cubies panic—-money bundle operations launched for Sen Manchin from Mineral Road and along Rt. 33 you know where the black lions stand guard—-Cubies summoned to Charleston for Gayle’s theatrical debut—-Gilmer School System seized by Marple—-Simmons fired—-Blankenship who lost Super jobs in Gilmer and Calhoun got Super job with blessings from Cubie backers—-NB’s CEFP committee recommends land purchases at Linn and Arbuckle sites (no conflicts of interest here of course, absolutely not wink, wink)—-Simmons elected to school board—-Governor Tomblin invites Simmons to critique Marple’s DOE at Vision Shared—-Simmons gets elected as school board president—- Much more on the way. If we play this right the saga could become a prime time TV series as the long awaited economic boom for central WV. CEDA where are you when we need you?
Comment by RC Edwards on 07.10.2012
Its now a year and a month plus since our schools were overthrown by the state.
Can Mr Blankenship, with the help of State Superintendent Marple and Mrs Senator Manchin, all give us a list of the improvements and progress that has been made for our students?
Doubt it would take much paper.
Comment by anonymous on 07.10.2012
to RC Edwards - -
I laughed ‘til I cried!
Short, very well stated!
And all the news media won’t and can’t say a thing!
Hoppy K must be choking on a sock.
How does that Metro News commercial go?
Something like “reporting on all the news in West Virginia”.
The best script writers couldn’t put this story together!
Comment by keep diggin' y'all on 07.10.2012
NAsia makes me nausiace
Comment by needs pepto on 07.11.2012
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