Board of Trustees member Jennifer Broddle aka Jennifer Muras Broddle won her election for an at-large position against incumbent Charlie Pond. She was entrusted with bringing “a flow of new energy and ideas” to the CCISD Board of Trustees.
But has she? And what is her purpose, other than to be a sock puppet for the liberal cabal?
First, let’s look at her mailer. There’s nothing there; it’s a bunch of fluffy words like “creative” and “innovative.” She talks a big game about improving each and every school and making sure every child has access to a high-quality education – but then she gets right behind CCISD’s legislative priorities, one of which is to ignore TEA ratings and cover up underperforming schools.
Jennifer Broddle’s lackluster record
So let’s look at Jennifer Broddle’s first year as a member of the CCISD Board of Trustees. How did she vote?
- May 21, 2018, her first board meeting: Lockstep
- June 25, 2018: Lockstep
- July 23, 2018: Missed most of the meeting due to a “training” and allowed Page Rander to speak for her. Then lockstep with the rest of the cabal.
- August 27, 2018: Lockstep
- September 24, 2018: Lockstep
- October 22, 2018: Lockstep. She pulled Agenda Item #7 to bloviate a bit about how awesome it is.
- November 26, 2018: Lockstep
- December 18, 2018: Lockstep
- January 21, 2019: Lockstep
- February 25, 2019: Lockstep
- March 25, 2019: Lockstep
- April 22, 2019: Lockstep
Her first dissenting vote – one whole year after she was elected – was on May 20, 2019. She voted no on the new policy to hide class rankings from high school freshmen and sophomores until the end of the school year. But this was on the second read – on the first read, she voted yes, in complete lockstep with the rest of the Board. The end result is that our achievers are being punished.
What likely changed? Trustee Scott Bowen had the courage to ask questions and oppose the policy. And miraculously, Jennifer Broddle realized it was a bad idea to vote yes. Too little, too late.
Let’s look at her for what she is – a sock puppet. She’s doing whatever the rest of the Board tells her. But who is pulling her strings? Likely the rest of the five (and before them, the six). They could get her to vote however they wanted.