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Tomzak challenges School Board Chairman on social issues

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Mayor Tomzak spoke out on social issues in the city. In it, he challenges School Board Chairman Jarvis Bailey to address the “cause of male irresponsibility as a cause of bad decisions.”


“I think they [the School Board] should develop some sensitivity to the causes of what is putting all these kids at risk,” Tomzak said in a phone interview Wednesday. “I think they should take a positive stance on the topic of male responsibility. They should pay more attention to the behavior burdens that their teachers are suffering under and provide some leadership on how to approach the problem.”

Here is an audio file of Mayor Tomzak’s speech. It’s about 20 minutes long.

What do you think of what he said?