Up for Debate: State and Metro spar over Great Hearts

Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 9:00pm

What's your take on the back and forth going on right now between the state and Metro boards of education?

9 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 8/17/12 at 3:58

The State is bigger than the Metro. They'll win this fight. The big boy always wins when a brat starts a fight with them.

By: dargent7 on 8/17/12 at 7:33

Education? In Tennessee? It's a non-issue.
Greatly overrated. Never used.

By: Kosh III on 8/17/12 at 7:33

Metro should follow Ramsey's advice and meet the State at the border and give them the boot.

Funny how the small government, less intrusive government Republicans are quite happy to void any local autonomy when it suits their ideological purposes. I think Jesus had a word to describe them: "hypocrites!"

By: Rasputin72 on 8/17/12 at 8:25

I really have no interest in MNPS situations. With the exception of Hume Fogg, Martin Luther King and Julia Green the public school system is Davidson County is nothing more than a holding area for the underclass. It does give the kids some reinforcement about the "free stuff" that will become their creed later on. Free breakfast and free lunch whets their appetite for more "free stuff"

By: Rasputin72 on 8/17/12 at 8:25

I really have no interest in MNPS situations. With the exception of Hume Fogg, Martin Luther King and Julia Green the public school system is Davidson County is nothing more than a holding area for the underclass. It does give the kids some reinforcement about the "free stuff" that will become their creed later on. Free breakfast and free lunch whets their appetite for more "free stuff"

By: BenDover on 8/17/12 at 9:35

I don't know... lack of accountability and teaching tolerance of iniquity as life's only virtue has worked so well for modern education in America.

By: govskeptic on 8/18/12 at 8:47

Metro Nashville like most other large cities across the nation have a
problem, but refuse to take the bold steps to correct or overcome them.
Suburban versus Urban is something that the state has a legitimate
interest in, whereas Urban has no interest in Suburban other than to
bring in their dollars.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/18/12 at 11:39

gov

Suburbia is the major cause of air pollution. The plan is moving people back to the city centers, limiting the need for long distance commutes. Work and home living close to each other a long with the conventions of shoping will reduce the need for long drives.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/18/12 at 11:48

The need for busing would be reduced by having neigborhoods schools. Sidewalks would increase health by children walking instead of taking the car half a block.