I heard Bob Cox on WVOX this morning where he highlighted one the reasons he developed the New Rochelle Talk of the Sound. While I may not agree with much of the comments on the blog, I do understand and agree with his generalization that many parents in our school district are stifle, ignored, and simply discouraged from getting involved or much less advocating for their children in some schools. While I do agree that we have many good teachers and caring administrators, there are many occasions when something is wrong and if you complain, there is Fort Apache attitude of How Dare You Complain. In being suggestive or critical of some school misgiving, parents are punished, blacklisted, and in some cases as Mr. Cox, physically prevented from entering our school grounds. Note: Mr. Cox has a mission against the school district and it’s epic! Yet, his saga began by simply advocating for his child, when he was right, and the school district began a costly legal campaign to derail, discourage and silence him. Well, he won and the school district and Taxpayer lost. All he wanted was a simple correction and a well deserved apology.