For those who have no access to the Web or do not know how to use Google, I suppose today's article contained news. The only news I gleaned was that McGinley is (and was) an athlete in high school and college and that her father was a principal in the Philadelphia schools. Oh, yes, and she surfs at the Washout on Folly.
So I have a list of questions for McGinley that should have been asked. Perhaps they were, and McGinley refused to answer them; perhaps the editors cut these questions and answers out of the article. I'll give the reporter the benefit of the doubt. Here they are in no particular order:
- Apart from receiving a job offer here, why did you want to come to the Charleston area?
- Now that you have resided in the Lowcountry for a few years, how have your perceptions of it changed?
- Is it too personal to ask if you have ever been married, had children, etc.?
- What is your opinion of the relationship that exists between the city (in particular, the mayor of Charleston) and county government and CCSD?
- How do you intend to respond to parental and community discontent over the handling of the principal for Fraser Elementary and of the lottery for Buist Academy kindergarten slots?
- Are you concerned that District 20 schools are de facto segregated?
- What are your ideas about the proposed downtown charter high school and its use of the Rivers building?
- What do you see as differences between your leadership style and that of Maria Goodloe-Johnson?
Well, that's a good start, although I suppose McGinley can't answer some of these until Maria Goodloe-Johnson is well out of town.
Maybe the rest of you can think of some more.