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#1 2006-08-10 13:16:00

Kevin
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Chron quotes, doesn't identify, admitted thief in North Forest ISD story

A Chronicle story by Cynthia Leonor Garza earlier this week described problems in the North Forest ISD, focusing on the district's controversial superintendent.

Here's an interesting excerpt:

Just two years ago, the newly hired Simpson sat in front of a packed auditorium at Forest Brook High School and said the moment marked "a new beginning" for the district plagued by past problems.

Then, three of the district's schools were recognized by the state, five were acceptable and three were unacceptable.

Since then, things have gone "from OK to bad to worse," said Cynthia Bailey, a parent and executive director of Sure Thing, a North Forest area after-school program. "Instead of going up we're going down."

That wouldn't be the same Cynthia Bailey who pleaded guilty in 2005 to stealing over $200,000 from the district, and the same Cynthia Bailey who is awaiting sentencing that will take place next month?

Why yes, by all indications, it would be the same Cynthia Bailey!

Perhaps Cynthia Bailey wasn't the best person to quote in a story about problems at North Forest ISD.



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#2 2006-08-10 14:41:49

EricPWJohnson
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Re: Chron quotes, doesn't identify, admitted thief in North Forest ISD story

Maybe she was an expert witness

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#3 2006-08-10 14:43:46

Sedosi
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Re: Chron quotes, doesn't identify, admitted thief in North Forest ISD story

KHOU did a story on this as well, I believe the reporter was Jeremy Ragowski.

To his credit he did bring that up and asked her about it on camera:

Jeremy: What about the $200K you were convicted of taking from the District?

Bailey: That's not going to pay to educate our kids!!!


Uhhh...Hey Bailey, yeah, 200K would have helped. 



Utterly irresponsible of the Chron to omit that little fact.  They either intentionally left it out, or didn't do their homework on the story.  Either option is messy.


Taking long walks off the short pier of sanity.

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#4 2006-08-10 14:51:14

Kevin
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Re: Chron quotes, doesn't identify, admitted thief in North Forest ISD story

Oh, I didn't realize KHOU had done that! I'll look for that to link.

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#5 2006-08-10 19:43:51

Jason
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Re: Chron quotes, doesn't identify, admitted thief in North Forest ISD story

I would hope it was a genuine oversight, but we all know the chronicle's double standard.


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#6 2006-08-10 21:15:26

Carol
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Registered: 2006-08-06
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Re: Chron quotes, doesn't identify, admitted thief in North Forest ISD story

Sedosi wrote:

Jeremy: What about the $200K you were convicted of taking from the District?

Bailey: That's not going to pay to educate our kids!!!

Well, it's not going to pay to educate kids now that you've STOLEN it, you worthless piece of garbage!

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