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    Quote Originally Posted by Bbeanster View Post
    What makes you think it's an "unknowing" alliance? Politics is transactional, not static, and back in a more genteel time was called the art of compromise. We got the Ryan White AIDS Care Act and SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Program) due to a collaboration of Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch, who managed to be great friends despite the philosophical chasm between their personal politics.

    When the Koch Brothers attack Gloria Johnson as a lock-step Obama toady, as they surely will, she can point to a quiver full of anti-Common Core bills she co-sponsored with some of the most right wing Republicans in the House. She's going to have the fight of her life, but her willingness to forge this partnership might just save her. She's a great politician.

    That's not to say she doesn't have some immutable beliefs, because she certainly does; but she makes deals where she can do it without compromising her principles. Reaching across the aisle is a good thing.
    Reread what I wrote. Tactically, short-term, for a specific battle, it may be sound. Strategically, long-term, if people aren't paying attention, it could be disastrous. And I wasn't talking about Johnson. I was referring to some clueless online posters you've sparred with about other, more clueful, posters.
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    Are defense attorneys locally up in arms about this?

    Haslam stacking the deck in appointments to criminal justice task force?

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    Read what the Porch Screamer has turned up (this chunk ain't hardly all of it, so go read the full bit at his site) and then ask the question, "How long until Knox Count sez goodbye, farewell, arrivederci, nasvidenje, farvel, adios, tostsiens, tschau, sayonara, joigin, namaste, alweda, daag, ciao, adieu, so long, toodaloo, tata, later skater, hasta la vista, baay-bee!, to the McIntyrant?"

    Seriously, the public needs to pressure the school board not to accept this ridiculous strait jacket that isn't legally binding anyway (as you'll learn when you rest of the piece). That they submitted to it for four years is disgraceful.

    ...apparently since 2008, the Knox County Board of Education and the Superintendent have signed some kind of “side agreement,” that is supposed to govern the conduct of a BOE member.

    It’s a four-page memo that includes all sorts of do’s and don’ts, and it pretty much – at times – stifles individual board members, which in turn, stifles whole districts.

    ...

    It’s now gonna be presented to the new board to vote on.

    Some of the things that stick out:


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    Quote Originally Posted by SnM View Post
    Read what the Porch Screamer has turned up (this chunk ain't hardly all of it, so go read the full bit at his site) and then ask the question, "How long until Knox Count sez goodbye, farewell, arrivederci, nasvidenje, farvel, adios, tostsiens, tschau, sayonara, joigin, namaste, alweda, daag, ciao, adieu, so long, toodaloo, tata, later skater, hasta la vista, baay-bee!, to the McIntyrant?"

    Seriously, the public needs to pressure the school board not to accept this ridiculous strait jacket that isn't legally binding anyway (as you'll learn when you rest of the piece). That they submitted to it for four years is disgraceful.

    ...apparently since 2008, the Knox County Board of Education and the Superintendent have signed some kind of “side agreement,” that is supposed to govern the conduct of a BOE member.

    It’s a four-page memo that includes all sorts of do’s and don’ts, and it pretty much – at times – stifles individual board members, which in turn, stifles whole districts.

    ...

    It’s now gonna be presented to the new board to vote on.

    Some of the things that stick out:


    And yet another front opens in the War on Education:

    Tennessee GOP senators target 'revisionist' AP U.S. History

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnM View Post
    Read what the Porch Screamer has turned up (this chunk ain't hardly all of it, so go read the full bit at his site) and then ask the question, "How long until Knox Count sez goodbye, farewell, arrivederci, nasvidenje, farvel, adios, tostsiens, tschau, sayonara, joigin, namaste, alweda, daag, ciao, adieu, so long, toodaloo, tata, later skater, hasta la vista, baay-bee!, to the McIntyrant?"

    Seriously, the public needs to pressure the school board not to accept this ridiculous strait jacket that isn't legally binding anyway (as you'll learn when you rest of the piece). That they submitted to it for four years is disgraceful.

    ...apparently since 2008, the Knox County Board of Education and the Superintendent have signed some kind of “side agreement,” that is supposed to govern the conduct of a BOE member.

    It’s a four-page memo that includes all sorts of do’s and don’ts, and it pretty much – at times – stifles individual board members, which in turn, stifles whole districts.

    ...

    It’s now gonna be presented to the new board to vote on.

    Some of the things that stick out:



    MP adds their 2 cents and note that they've asked for comments from the board, McIntyre, et al.
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    I have a couple, but waiting on a couple more before posting ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwg View Post
    I have a couple, but waiting on a couple more before posting ...
    I see there is an update that Carson and Fugate say the document in question is not a contract but a memorandum agreeing to conduct - which is still the height of presumption, and an absurd series of demands foe board members to acquiesce to.
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    A lot more revealed on this case, but you can go read it yourself since it's free

    School worker on paid leave cleared to return in 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnM View Post
    A lot more revealed on this case, but you can go read it yourself since it's free

    School worker on paid leave cleared to return in 2013
    Apparently some number of this woman's co-workers are threatening to resign if she comes back. That's what I hear anyhow.

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