Several posters have spoken eloquently to the need to discuss MI in the broader context of district needs and priorities. Had this happened, I think this could have significantly decreased opposition to MI and allowed for more creative solutions.
I still don't even have a vague idea of how the strategic planning process will happen, and to what extent the community can be involved. Also, how can community members get access to information about other issues involved in the strategic plan before the discussions begin? Anyone???
It would be great to see people channel all this energy into debating and refining the big picture. Ultimately, we would get more done.