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Change Is Coming

By Steve Hunley By Steve Hunley, Publisher publisher@knoxfocus.com The Knox County Board of Education, as expected, deadlocked while attempting to elect a new Chair. Incumbent Chairwoman Lynne Fugate announced she…

Publisher’s Position: Populists Versus Elitists

Publisher’s Position: Populists Versus Elitists

By Steve Hunley I can’t help myself, but I have been thoroughly amused by the uproar about the “side” agreement between the superintendent of schools and the Knox County Board…

I Told You So

By Steve Hunley It really isn’t graceful to say, “I told you so,” but sometimes even the best of us just can’t help ourselves. A couple of years ago, The…

Publisher’s Position: There Are Plenty of Puppets To Go Around

Publisher’s Position: There Are Plenty of Puppets To Go Around

By Steve Hunley A hit dog always howls. The recent appointment of John Fugate to the Knox County Board of Education caused some howling from a few County Commissioners, most…

Publisher’s Position: Board Members Work It Out In ‘Private’

Publisher’s Position: Board Members Work It Out In ‘Private’

By Steve Hunley Some of you are surely tired of reading editorials about the Knox County School System.  Heaven knows I’m tired of writing them, but the sad truth is…

Publisher’s Position: Shadowy? Not Hardly.

By Steve Hunley Like most people, I love to laugh. Recently, I got one of the better laughs I can remember when a friend of mine forwarded Joe Sullivan’s column…

Publisher’s Position: Call 911! Board Calls School Emergency

Publisher’s Position: Call 911! Board Calls School Emergency

By Steve Hunley For those who doubted anything published in The Focus about the Knox County Board of Education and Superintendent Jim McIntyre, the meeting last week should have addressed…

Publisher’s Position: The Superintendent of Oz

Publisher’s Position: The Superintendent of Oz

By Steve Hunley “There’s some extraordinary learning going on out there!” That has been a constant cry from Knox County superintendent of schools James McIntyre during his tenure in office. …

Publisher’s Position: Terry Hill Best Choice for School Board in District 6

Publisher’s Position: Terry Hill Best Choice for School Board in District 6

By Steve Hunley Voters are already going to the polls and few races are as important as those for the Knox County Board of Education. That is especially true when…

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