Sunday, March 19, 2017

Say Yes Guilford Hires Out Of State Public Relations Firm

It has come to this writer's attention and I have in my possession, documents showing that Say Yes Guilford has hired the "non profit" public relations firm, the Consensus Building Institute of  Cambridge, Ma, with offices in New York and Washington, DC., to twist public opinion in their favor.

Some of the concerns CBI is to deal with are, as taken from the documents I have on hand:

  ‘lack of creation of an effective operating culture and system, progress with embedding key process  elements, and programmatic progress.’   
"Concern that Say Yes Guilford’s efforts could ultimately fail if outstanding issues are not addressed  meaningfully"  
"Some divide among those that perceive things going fine yet in need of tweaking and those that see  fundamental potential barriers. "
     "Achieving a sufficiently clear and predictable Say Yes communications and 
leadership  approach."

 "Whether and how the current organizational structure can be ‘adapted’ to 
local context and needs."

 "Need for ongoing attention to the scholarship model given the unique 
context and demographics in which it  operates"

Funny thing is: Say Yes Guilford was sold to Greensboro, High Point, Guilford County and the rest of the nation as having been a successful tried and true program, that had demonstrated success in other cities across the nation. So why weren't the bugs ironed out before Say Yes came to the Guilford County Schools?

Perhaps someone would like to ask that question at the next Say Yes secret meeting held at the O'Henry Hotel as have all the secret meetings for the last year including the most recent on Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Sorry I didn't get it any sooner.

And finally, as my source points out:

"As a county we should push back at every elected body who has partnered with these nuts County Commissioners, City Council and Board of Education and demand a demographics of who they gave scholarships to.

Range of household funds, race of the student and $$$ the public officials have partnered with this junk and they should be held accountable to


If Greensboro, High Point, and Guilford County elected leaders are not willing to make this happen then all of them should be made to suffer the consequences. As my source pointed out:

"Your mayor Nancy has been a big supporter of this project even if her kid does not attend a public school."

  The documents can be seen by clicking here.