The March 26, 2023, headline and article of the Killeen Daily Herald, “Craft’s Legacy: Bond, questionable rehiring policy and special ed” appeared to be “crafted” to disrespect KISD Superintendent Dr. John Craft, whose service to our community should be gratefully honored.
A classic personnel evaluation technique is: “Begin with affirmation, then address issues and needed adjustments, and conclude with positive affirmation”: (i.e., compliment, criticize, compliment).
The weakest form of evaluation is to begin with faults (presumed and factual), making passing reference to expectations, and then conclude with a harsh, disrespectful dismissal. That appears to be the nature of this article. It will, no doubt, be another “most-read online stories of the year.”
The dredging up of personal issues of current and past employees, as well as the negative quotes about Dr. Craft, showed little respect for the families of each.
Good journalism gathers data and reports “what is fit to print,” leaving “editorializing” to the appropriate page.
Over time it is apparent that Craft’s only objectives were to obtain an objectionable salary and to influence the school board. He left us with three bonds outstanding, some of which required unfunded commitments from both Killeen and Bell County. I’m glad to see him go. We couldn’t afford to suffer his tender mercies for much longer. I hope the school board will hire someone with better fiscal responsibility and an awareness of who he/she represents. I also think it is time for a wholly new school board.
Well if ol craft was such a good guy why is he leaving Killeen. The only reason is beyhe knows like the chief that this town isn't worth the effort to save. Wonder what his new salary will be. Hmmm..
So here's a thought, if you want things written differently become a reporter and writer!
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