I for one am disappointed in the conduct of Dr. Cobb. Making time for ordinary residents of the county is one thing and I'm sure she's busy. On the other hand she should always make time for a commissioner as they are a representative of the people of the county. I'll stop short of calling it disrespect but it is unprofessional.
I believe that this is a side effect of hiring people at the level of management such as superintendent from outside of our area. The challenges that our students and teachers face are much different than the challenges faced by students and teachers in more urban and developed areas.Perhaps the school board should take this more into account the next time they hire a new superintendent.
Dr. Cobb was hired in from Wake county, arguably one of the best educated areas in our state. Her perspective of the people of the county and the students may be biased. By meeting with Mr. Tate perhaps she will gain a new perspective on the people of Pender County. One can only hope.
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