Meanwhile, back at the rumor mill...
I keep hearing a disturbing report about our Board of Education candidates. It seems that two of the candidates, Christina Delmont-Small and Vicky Cutroneo, are not qualified to serve on the Board of Education because they are "stay-at-home moms."
I'm shocked. Why didn't somebody tell me? I really didn't know what a big problem this was. This is huge!
Here's the story: apparently if you don't draw a paycheck this means you are "uneducated and unqualified" to serve. We are in deep trouble in Howard County, my friends. Of the seven members currently serving, how many are actually gainfully employed? Could this be what has caused such terrible gridlock? Is this the source of all our problems?
How could we possibly allow the "uneducated" to serve on the Board of Education? I mean, it has "education" right in the title!
Here's the gist of what is being said: If you don't have a job, then you clearly aren't an example of good education and therefore you aren't the right sort of person to represent the citizens of Howard County on the Board of Education.
Let's see who this knocks out of the race, shall we?
Christina Delmont-Small: bachelors from Boston College in economics and political science. She was a congressional investigator for waste, fraud, and abuse. (Stay at home mom.)
Vicky Cutroneo: graduated from University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Pediatric and NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) nurse, also a Clinical Research Associate for Merck Pharmaceutical Company. (Stay at home mom.)
Robert Miller: B.S. in Psychology, a B.S. in Music Education, and an M.Ed. in Music Education, from the University of Maryland, College Park. (Retired.)
Kirsten Coombs: University of Maryland with degrees in Accounting and History. MBA from UMUC, worked as CPA.(Stay at home mom.)