There’s no excuse for Hartford Superintendent of Schools Christina Kishimoto’s decision to shut out the media from recent public meetings about leadership changes at a couple of city schools.
The point is not whether Kishimoto’s lawyers can find legal justification for blocking reporters from a discussion about taxpayer financed schools. The point is that school government and school decisionmaking should be done in the open and not in secret. Public employees like Kishimoto should want as much open government as possible if they want parents, city residents and the state taxpayers to support the high-cost experiment going on in the city
Perhaps the new board of education president Matt Poland — CEO of the Hartford Library — will convince his superintendent that open government is always better.