Let the Leadership Academy Go

Let the Leadership Academy Go

By Steve Hunley This Wednesday the Knox County Board of Education will vote whether or not to extend the life of the Leadership Academy, the brainchild and refuge of former Superintendent of Schools Jim McIntyre.  McIntyre is paid $180,000 annually for teaching three hours per week and while his salary evidently comes from various sources […]

Fee versus ‘Free’

Fee versus ‘Free’

By Steve Hunley Evidently the Knoxville News-Sentinel has taken up the cause of allowing folks to copy public documents with cell phones.  According to the Sentinel, this is a fundamental aspect of transparency required for the public good.  The Sentinel is commending the efforts of State Senator Mike Bell, a Riceville Republican.  Senator Bell is […]

Ambulance Provider Questions Raised Again

Ambulance Provider Questions Raised Again

By Steve Hunley According to 7th District County Commissioner Charles Busler it may well be AMR, Knox County’s ambulance service provider, is not in compliance with its current contract.  That is embarrassing enough, but even more embarrassing is the fact the Knox County Commission just voted to extend that same contract for an additional five […]

Gift Card Hypocrisy

Gift Card Hypocrisy

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News-Sentinel is no stranger to hypocrisy; no indeed, the Sentinel and hypocrisy are on intimate terms. The story published in the Sentinel last Saturday attacking Commissioners Charles Busler and Bob Thomas reached new heights of hypocrisy. The Sentinel story attempted to taint Commissioners Busler and Thomas with the brush of […]

Thank You Congressman Duncan

Thank You Congressman Duncan

By Steve Hunley Congressman John J. “Jimmy” Duncan has announced he will not be a candidate for reelection next year.  The people of Tennessee’s Second Congressional District owe Jimmy Duncan a debt of gratitude for a job well done.  Like his father before him, Duncan was never a publicity-seeker, which is saying something in this […]

McMillan Zero Tolerance For Discrimination

McMillan Zero Tolerance For Discrimination

By Steve Hunley   The Knox County Board of Education has been supposedly wrestling with a new policy for disciplining students.  The Board has been urged to adopt “restorative policies”, which focus less on punishment than welcoming those students who commit offenses once deemed appropriate for suspension with open arms and attempting to reason with […]

Unequal Educational Opportunities

Unequal Educational Opportunities

By Steve Hunley The Knox County Board of Education recently extended the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.  Ordinarily, the board would deserve commendation for such a thing; however, in this instance, they have created an unequal educational opportunity.  By doing so, they have invited scrutiny they cannot bear. From everything I have seen, the IB program […]

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