Mark Baldwin Executive editor @markfbaldwin It’s been just eight months since a small group of Rockford residents launched 815 Choose Civility, a multilayered initiative involving the media, public institutions and the private sector that promotes and teaches civility as an antidote to civic dysfunction.Since then the 815 Choose Civility team has introduced the program to a variety of educators, business owners and elected officials. (Full disclosure: I’ve been part of the group since its...
Mark Baldwin Executive editor @markfbaldwin
If you believe, as I do, that civility — personal conduct that respects the viewpoints of people different from your own — is the prerequisite to getting things done in a community, then you ought to be alarmed by the behavior on display during the public comment period at a couple of recent school board meetings.Here’s a sample of what was said:“This is a wicked School Board up here.
Mark Baldwin Executive editor @markfbaldwin This newspaper kicked up a storm last month with a data-driven report on the resegregation of the Rockford schools.In simplest terms, our reporting showed that black children are concentrated in the district’s lowest-performing schools.Critics accused us of race-baiting, disrespecting the school system and reopening old wounds, and of providing oxygen to critics of the district, especially those who pine for a return to some form of school choice....
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