What’s up today – Schools, teachers and an old school

Plenty set to go down today in the City County Building.

Here’s a little what to watch for:

Whether the schools comes with suggestions for policy change or if the teacher working group is intended to be a sounding board.

Teachers speaking before County Commission on Dec. 4

Teachers speaking before County Commission on Dec. 4

If there is a more cohesive, coalesced message from the distraught teachers who want changes in how they are managed/directed/must answer to changes.

How much voice and weight teacher opinions are given by the elected decision-makers vs. what voters are saying …

… which will be determined at the polls later this year. Also, keep in mind that the political jockeying is underway by some who have announced their intent to run for various seats on elected office, including the school board. Some may take the teacher frustration as their platform for office. If they wind up getting elected, their follow-through should be monitored – which is one of the jobs that we do.


About Gerald

A journalist in Knoxville, TN. Work (mostly) inside and play (mostly) outside. I'm a part of the X or the Y generation. None of us claim the other.
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