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Publisher’s Position: Superintendent Angling For Defacto Tax Hike

Publisher’s Position: Superintendent Angling For Defacto Tax Hike

By Steve Hunley All of a sudden, School Superintendent Jim McIntyre is interested in giving the teachers a pay raise.  During his almost six years as superintendent, McIntyre hasn’t shown…

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Publisher’s Position: Politics Alive and Well In the School System

Publisher’s Position: Politics Alive and Well In the School System

By Steve Hunley If anyone doubted that the school system and the appointed superintendent plays politics, two recent press releases should be enough to remove the rose colored glasses of…

Publisher’s Position: Gypped Again

Publisher’s Position: Gypped Again

By Steve Hunley Just when you think there’s nothing more the government can do to bounce against the ceiling of stupidity something always comes along to reassure you. A lot…

Publisher’s Position: What Should be the Goal of Public Education?

Publisher’s Position: What Should be the Goal of Public Education?

By Steve Hunley It seems to me many of us are missing the point of public education.  We’ve moved away from the basics of education in this country, despite spending…

Publisher’s Position: State of the Schools Address Is More of the Same

By Steve Hunley Anyone expecting anything new in Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre’s annual State of the Schools address had to be terribly disappointed.  Recently, there has been an attempt…

Gov. Haslam’s ‘Tennessee Promise’ Deserves Legislature’s Support

By Steve Hunley Governor Bill Haslam unveiled his “Tennessee Promise” plan in his State of the State address. Evidently, the governor had not previously shared his plan with the members…

Publisher’s Position: School Board Races: A Referendum on McIntyre?

Publisher’s Position: School Board Races: A Referendum on McIntyre?

By Steve Hunley With the arrival of the New Year, politics will heat up in Knox County.  Virtually every office in the county is up for grabs, with the exception…

Publisher’s Position: Double, double, toil & trouble

Publisher’s Position: Double, double, toil & trouble

By Steve Hunley I think the thing I like least in any human being is hypocrisy. I don’t doubt for a moment my attitude is uncommon. It seems to me…

Publisher’s Position: Can you hear me now?

Publisher’s Position: Can you hear me now?

By Steve Hunley Teachers, parents and students turned out in force at the most recent meeting of the Knox County Board of Education. For months The Knoxville Focus has been…

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