We welcome your comments. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post them on our website, rochestercitynewspaper.com, our Facebook page, or our Twitter feed, @roccitynews. For our print edition, we select comments from all three sources; those of fewer than 350 words have a greater chance of being published, and we do edit selections for publication in print. We don't publish comments sent to other media.
Questioning our endorsements
Your recent article that evaluated the school board candidates and led to your endorsements missed the boat. It sounds like you are reluctantly supporting three candidates who don't measure up to your rightfully high expectations for the job. If the candidates are not good enough, why not say that and not endorse any candidate?
If things are going to change, we need highly qualified leadership. Why not press for the election of candidates who have the leadership and collaborative skills needed to do the job? An option might be for qualified leaders to step up and run as write-in candidates this year. Your endorsement of incumbents Cruz and White is equivalent to their "social promotion."
As an important public opinion leader, please don't compromise your consistently high standards for the future of the community by supporting people who don't have what it takes to do the tough job of leading RCSD to success.