An apology to Mr. Huppenthal


by David Safier

A few days ago, I wrote a post questioning the motives of Superintendent of Education John Huppenthal when he gave a personal gift to the Sunnyside School District. When I wrote it, I disregarded a line in the Star article which stated he gave part of the gift "in honor of his mother," even though I quoted that line in my post. I have since been informed that Mr. Huppenthal's mother passed away a matter of months ago.

I regret writing the post and have taken it off the blog. It was insensitive and inappropriate. I apologize to Mr. Huppenthal and his family.