In less than four weeks, I expect to be one of 216 graduating seniors from East Hamilton School. One could say all possible variables help a student rise to the highest levels in school; but a student is more than his environment or genetic code. He is a mixture of his own propensity and dedication to academics, coupled with a systemic team of mentors who give their all as a student’s main artery to academic life. There is a beating heart ... (click for more)
The Tennessee Supreme Court upheld a curious decision on what defines a “whistleblower” last month, saying you can’t blow the whistle on your employer if he’s the only one who hears the whistle. No, you’ve got to go to someone other than the perpetrator which not only makes sense, but appears to heighten one’s chance of success. What is much more curious is why somebody didn’t go to jail in the case of “Haynes v. Formac Stables,” the ... (click for more)
April 27, 2015
The legislative year that ended last week felt largely like Act I of a two-act play. Many pieces of legislation moved in the right direction, but the final outcome was postponed to 2016, the ... (click for more)
Our system of granting PILOTs and TIFs is totally antiquated and without any justification. No other city or county our size in Tennessee operates without guidelines related to granting ... (click for more)
Back in the days when we were determined that the Chattanooga News-Free Press would have the best sports section in the country, I was traveling a whole lot. For example, back then I would be ... (click for more)
Do you agree that the General Assembly should have abolished Common Core in Tennessee?