Bitter Devils & Better Angels

Bitter Devils & Better Angels

By Steve Hunley   “You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” – Abraham Lincoln   Editorial writers for the Nashville Tennessean and the Memphis Commercial Appeal have had a big time lately talking […]

Restorative Justice and Disparities In Schools

Restorative Justice and Disparities In Schools

By Steve Hunley   The Disparities in Educational Outcomes Committee met recently at Fulton High School.  Much of this has to do with implementing restorative justice in the drive to decriminalize certain behaviors.  The policy originated with the Obama administration’s pressure on school districts to revise discipline policies to reduce the number of suspensions for […]

Fake News Abets Fake Investigation

Fake News Abets Fake Investigation

By Steve Hunley Shoes are beginning to drop as the mainstream media hurries to excuse methods they would have used to ruin careers and lives in other circumstances.  Tucker Carlson had as his guest writer and senior editor of The Federalist Mollie Hemingway last week and I found it both interesting and informative.  Ms. Hemingway […]

Justice Knox and Mayor Rogero

Justice Knox and Mayor Rogero

By Steve Hunley “Collectively, we raise our voice and call for our public officials to hear their constituents,” Reverend Meredith Loftis cried at the Central United Methodist Church. The estimated 2,000 people gathered were some of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero’s constituents. In fact, they represented about 2% of a city of almost 200,000 residents. It […]

Support the Superintendent’s Budget

Support the Superintendent’s Budget

By Steve Hunley The Knox County Board of Education will meet tonight to consider the budget recommended by the superintendent. The superintendent and his staff have reconfigured the budget after the board delayed the vote in the hope of “finding” more money and avoiding cuts to various programs. Having been a member of the board […]

Will TNReady Ever Be Ready?

Will TNReady Ever Be Ready?

  By Steve Hunley Once again the State of Tennessee has been embarrassed by the failure of TNReady. Taxpayers spend $30 million annually to fund TNReady, which is supposed to help gauge the progress of students. It seems every year there is a problem with the testing platform. Amber Rountree, South Knoxville’s representative on the […]