This next year Boss Hogg will be sitting in a seat on the floor and Joe Armstrong will be less than forceful. When the Republicans take the House with a NEW Speaker of the House and the Senate with a responsible Lt. Governor an elected Superintendent bill will come out of committee. It will make it to the House and Senate floor and it will pass. It will then come back to Knox County and again 72.49% of the people will give us an elected Superintendent.
It will NOT matter what the State PTA says about the matter. It will be what the people say, after all let the people vote. Brian’s Blog is currently investigating the State, and Knox County PTA for possible by-law violations. As an organization they are to remain non-partisan and the issue of an elected Superintendent is a Democrat -v- Republican issue and could jeopardize their state and county charters.
While I have disagreed with my friend Georgiana Vines at the News Sentinel from time to time. Yesterday, she recognized and reported the facts. Here is her report. Here specifically is what she said. “Citizens Committed to Save Our Right to Vote, which opposed both amendments, appealed to those who feel strongly that voters’ rights should not decrease. Many in this group would continue having the school superintendent elected rather than appointed by the school board as mandated by state law.”
That is a lot of good news from the effects of the NEW Republican control of Tennessee.