Several months ago, I conducted an interview with John Caldecott for Costa Mesa Brief. The interview is about a half an hour in length, but if you want to understand in just a few minutes why Caldecott began his whistleblower actions, start it at 16 minutes and just watch for a few minutes. If you do, you will understand why he could not keep silent.
Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMpVP5ztBYU
The part of this that is the most confusing is the board’s repeated refusal to hear Caldecott’s explanation of the events.