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Friday, April 18, 2014

TALKING OUT OF SCHOOL: Another Exclusive Grand Traverse Academy "Communi-Kaye"!


Miss Fortune has received another 'Communi-Kaye', sent on April 11 to the Grand Traverse Academy staff by its Superintendent, Kaye Mentley. 

Leaked anonymously and exclusively to Miss Fortune by one of my many readers, it's another stellar example of damage control.

Or is it?  

You be the judge. (The image was redacted by Miss Fortune, but only to remove Mentley's personal cell phone number.)

Here's the watermarked image:

You'll note that Mentley mentions "inaccurate information in today's article in the Record-Eagle" castigating the Traverse City newspaper for incorrectly reporting on the Academy's MEAP scores.


Gimbels, a company founded by a German Jewish immigrant, Adam Gimbel, opened a branch in New York City in 1910, which soon became the primary rival to the leading Herald Square retailer, Macy’s.

This rivalry entered into the popular argot: “Does Macy’s tell Gimbels?”.

The saying, meaning "does one rival business share its secrets with another?",  was first made popular in the 1930s. 

Well, Macy's may not have told Gimbels, and it looks like Brad hasn't told Kaye, either.

Quoted in the April 11 Record-Eagle article is the Grand Traverse Academy's new Board President, Brad Habermehl, explaining that "declining MEAP scores" prompted the school's board to sever ties with Steve Ingersoll's Smart Schools Management, Inc.

OK, Kaye! 

Looks to Miss Fortune like somebody needs to stay after school for an intensive course of "integrated visual learning"! 

(Maybe her self-appointed halo is just too tight.)

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