I also agree that Washington Collado's
trouble was a significant incident that warranted being mentioned.
We could argue about how it was mentioned, whether it was fairly presented, and whether it favored the principal.
I think that the seven pages devoted to Collado
- almost all of it favorable to him - is a little much.
What counts is that Collado
couldn't find a way to bring the two sides together.
I believe that this lack of leadership eventually cost him his
job at Douglas.
If you had any doubt that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Principal Washington Collado needed to go, exhibit No. 1 is this year's school's yearbook.
was told earlier this year he
would be transferred out of Douglas before next school year.
In an obvious editorial stand against the transfer, the Yearbook
(1) Doesn't Principal Collado
have any control of his
The kicker in this situation as we all know is the fact that if the kids on the year book committee had been anti Washington
or Prochillo you would have asked for their heads.
If the diagram is correct about the number of students that are happy/unhappy with Washington Collado
as Principal and they polled 300 students while 3000 attend MSD
, that indicates that there are many students that are unhappy with the soon to be ex-Principal.
Way more than the few (cheerleaders) that the Collado supporters want you to believe are the cause of his
Collado and Prochilo's "Click".....to many family friends and relatives in the school to be in such important positions without bias.
Yet instead, they chose to support their administrators, which shows that the students clearly connected with their principal-regardless of whether Collado
was right or wrong.
The only failure Mr. Collado
had was standing up for truth and for what is right.
Did anyone read how the PTA at Manatee Bay elementary school in Weston was audited and shut down ? Guess they were misuse of funds . Wonder why the PTA at Douglas was such a big supporter of Collado
let all sorts of rules go when it came to funds .
gone maybe Douglas could be restored to it's BC reputation.