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Common Core Math Standards Put U.S. Students at Disadvantage

By Sally Absher A new school year is underway, and the resistance to Common Core continues to grow. So do the lies and talking points from the Common Core supporters.…

KCS Board Retreat Speaker Chuck Cagle – Lobbyist Extraordinaire

By Sally Absher Last week The Focus reported on the Knox County Schools Board of Education Retreat. Since then, we have done a little more research. Who is Charles (Chuck)…

Focus on the Law: Surviving Spouse

By Sharon Frankenberg, Attorney at Law As a general rule, a person writing a will is free to dispose of his or her property as he or she sees fit. …

Publisher’s Position: Kincannon Endorses Sanger; Rowe Working Hard

By Steve Hunley Indya Kincannon resigned her seat on the Knox County Board of Education when her husband accepted a position in Slovenia.  Yet Kincannon is still trying to meddle…

Publisher’s Position: McMillan for Chair

By Steve Hunley Mike McMillan should be the next Chairman of the Knox County Board of Education. People want real change and the other candidate for chairman, Doug  Harris, is…

Thank a Teacher!

By Sally Absher sallyabsher@gmail.com Today kicks off “Thank a Teacher” week, which runs from September 29 – October 30, 2014. This week, parents, students, community members and area businesses have…

Remembering A.W. Davis, UT basketball star from the ‘60s

By Steve Williams A.W. Davis was the first big-name University of Tennessee basketball star in my youth and it was sad to hear that he had passed away last week…

Do you get it?

By Dr. Jim Ferguson I’ve learned to listen to my wife.  Over the years a mutual respect of our different gifts has helped us to celebrate our thirty-ninth anniversary in…

Rosie’s World: Autumn

By Rosie Moore Autumn is here. The start of this lovely season entails football games, the gradual turning of  green leaves to brilliant hues, pumpkins, and much desired cooler weather.…

Chikungunya

By Dr. Jim Ferguson At first glance some of you may be puzzled by this title.  Or perhaps you thought I misspelled the phrase “kawabonga” used by Chief Thunderthud on…