Thursday, September 21, 2006

Jeff Kropf's panties are inna bunch. In other news, water is still wet.

Perennial knee jerk reactionist Jeff Kropf (R-whacko) is bent out of shape because his pet charter school decided not to follow state law:

The Oregon Department of Education for the first time is threatening to withhold money from a charter school, saying it violated state law by requiring parents to serve as learning coaches as a condition of student enrollment.

The department also said Friday that the Oregon Connections Academy -- a virtual school in Scio that uses the Internet, mail and telephones to deliver lessons -- must use a lottery rather than a policy of admitting students on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Until the school provides evidence it has corrected its admission policies, state money will be withheld and put in an escrow account, the Department of Education said in a letter to Gary Tempel, superintendent of Scio School District, which chartered the academy.

Kropf is in usual temper tantrum spin mode, trying to get legislators not to approve federal grant money for ODE.

Its not as if ODE hides the rules and doesn't let the charter school people see them. Don't follow state rules--don't expect state money. How tough is it to understand?

You can bet if this was a union that had violated state law, Kropf would be up their asses--whining about how they're all criminals.

Kropf has a checkered history of bizarre proposals and creepy behavior.

At least he's consistent.