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Publisher’s Position: McIntyre and the Politics of Schools

Publisher’s Position: McIntyre and the Politics of Schools

By Steve Hunley The Knox County Board of Education last week dealt Superintendent Jim McIntyre his first solid rebuff when it refused to approve his firing of a Knox County…

Publisher’s Position: Board Trying to Stifle Free Speech

Publisher’s Position: Board Trying to Stifle Free Speech

By Steve Hunley For any person who values free speech, recent actions by the Knox County Board of Education are cause for deep concern. Superintendent Jim McIntyre is always braying…

Publisher’s Position: Sales Tax Grab Stinks

Publisher’s Position: Sales Tax Grab Stinks

Don’t Let Your Community Get ‘Pond Gapped’ By Steve Hunley Knox County Board of Education member Doug Harris is busy making the rounds promoting the idea of increasing the local…

Publisher’s Position: Backward Budgeting

Publisher’s Position: Backward Budgeting

By Steve Hunley The hallmark of Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre’s administration seems to be grand and glorious phraseology along with regular requests to jack up taxes. The superintendent is…

Publisher’s Position: Board of Education To Change

By Steve Hunley With the election of Amber Rountree, one thing is certain: the Knox County Board of Education absolutely will change.  No longer will East Knox County Board member…

Publisher’s Position: School Board Needs Change

Publisher’s Position: School Board Needs Change

By Steve Hunley Tomorrow the people of Knox County will cast their ballots for virtually every office in local government. The decisions made by the voters will affect us for…

Publisher’s Position: Appointed Superintendent Playing Politics

Publisher’s Position: Appointed Superintendent Playing Politics

By Steve Hunley An appointed School Superintendent has a constituency of exactly five, a majority of the nine member Board of Education.  So long as the superintendent can keep five…

Publisher’s Position: McIntyre’s Minions

By Steve Hunley Minion: someone obeys the orders of a powerful leader or boss   Superintendent James McIntyre is appointed by the Knox County Board of Education.  While the superintendent…

Publisher’s Position: Ed Brantley Best for County Commission

Publisher’s Position: Ed Brantley Best for County Commission

By Steve Hunley Knox Countians have a big responsibility in picking two county-wide Commissioners At Large in the current primary election.  Bob Thomas, who is running for Seat 10, has…

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…