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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…

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…