Maria Geryk keeping a moose in line
The long awaited -- at least by some -- annual review of School Superintendent Maria Geryk, the town's highest paid employee, is now underway.
And one tool being used is an internet survey that allows the general public to weigh in on how well she and our venerable public schools are doing from the comfortable confines of their keyboard.
Except, from my all too encompassing experience with internet commenters, me thinks the survey will get dramatically skewed results because it cannot be submitted anonymously.
Folks are far more likely to give negative feedback from under the comfortable cloak of anonymity.
Unless of course it's positive feedback you're fishing for.
Over the past seven years I've published 47,635 comments of which I would guess 45,000 of them were Anonymous. And yes I can tell from I.P. addresses that it's not just a few people making many, many comments (other than the one who leaves his name).
Belchertown, on the other hand, is also doing a public school survey but notice they do NOT require a name. Hmm ...