Government Failures

Monday, September 23, 2019

Sadly, this morning's Roy Exum: "Teachers Bolt At Tyner" is in fact hard news.

But unvarnished truth perhaps is best left in "Opinion", as most people would prefer to not see the truth of what is happening to their children. It is after all, in my opinion, about as disgusting as watching the manufacture of "cottage cheese".

Let's look at truths here. If your child's teacher has been in education more than say, five years, there is an excellent chance they love children. Time has a way of weeding things out that way. Many senior teachers are fighting for students, against the government. There is also an equal  chance they also truly care about your child and children's future. 

But one has to ask: "What has gone wrong?"  Mr. Exum's Opinion piece actually lays it out.

The machine has failed. The machine does not have your child's back. The machine does not have the teachers' back. 

At which point i speak my mind: Comprehending the machine of government education is unseemly. Mr. Exum was on point. It is after all government at work. Consider government as a whole: Do you enjoy the lines? How's the potholes on your way to work? How well are the roads striped on your roads? Can you see those stripes on a wet road at night? What response do you get from your letters to government representatives? Ever tried to get city code, insurance companies and state law to agree on anything? Ever been disgusted by a "90 days in jail" criminal sentence for a repeat offender? They are all products of government.

Government is about control. Government is not about efficiency. Government is not about equitable outcomes. 

So what do you get when government controls education? 

Roy Exum explained it this morning. But most everyone will agree it is not education. What I have to ask is, why is any loving parent, trusting the most prized portion of their life to government indoctrination?

Jim Bowman


Questions About Teacher Pay And Benefits

Roy Exum: Let’s Start With Truth

Positional Asphyxiation - The Danger Of Babies Sleeping In Car Seats - And Response


In a recent conversation with a classified HCDE employee, she indicated that as a classified employee (non-teacher) that she would not be getting the annual two percent step raise that most teachers ... (click for more)

By all accounts the public schools in Chattanooga and Hamilton County are far from what the average taxpayer would want them to be. Our schools are our number one priorities, this easily reflected ... (click for more)

This is an important article many new parents may not be aware of. This is only the second time I've heard of danger, positional asphyxiation, of placing young babies, mainly less than one year ... (click for more)


Opinion

Questions About Teacher Pay And Benefits

In a recent conversation with a classified HCDE employee, she indicated that as a classified employee (non-teacher) that she would not be getting the annual two percent step raise that most teachers get every year. The step raise system is guaranteed to teachers (certified employees) every year. However it is suggested but not guaranteed for classified employees. She also said ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Let’s Start With Truth

By all accounts the public schools in Chattanooga and Hamilton County are far from what the average taxpayer would want them to be. Our schools are our number one priorities, this easily reflected by the fact they now receive over 60 percent of the total county budget -- the most money ever allocated to public education in history -- and the unbridled desire of our booming area ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Thurman Says Discipline Real Problem In County Schools; Johnson Says His Focus Is Academic Improvement

County School Board member Rhonda Thurman said Monday that teachers are quitting the county schools because they face attacks from unruly students and they don't get backing from the administration. Supt. Bryan Johnson said, "We absolutely have challenges," but he said he puts his focus on academic improvement. He said a disciplinary committee meeting took two hours, and he would ... (click for more)

Eyewitness Account Given Of Murder Of Tracy Calloway, Though 4 Defendants Tried To Waive Hearing

An expressive witness, general disorder, and a circus-like atmosphere defined a preliminary hearing involving four men accused of the July murder of Tracy Calloway. On July 21, Antonio Watkins, 25; Prandel Reid Jr., 27, Gary Cross, 23, and Jamichael Smith, 26, allegedly drove up to Mr. Calloway’s residence and began shooting. Calloway, who was located in a white car parked in ... (click for more)

Sports

UTC Soccer Records Another Shutout At Citadel

The Chattanooga women’s soccer team earned a record-tying eighth shutout with a 2-0 win over The Citadel Sunday afternoon in Southern Conference action at the Washington Light Infantry Field. The Mocs improve to 8-4-3 on the year and 3-2-1 in league action. The Citadel falls to 5-6-2 overall and 1-4 against the conference. The Mocs matched a school record eight shutouts set ... (click for more)

Dan Fleser: 91-Yard Drive Was UT Highlight

KNOXVILLE – Of all the work that went into Tennessee’s first SEC football victory in 11 months, Jeremy Pruitt seemed to linger over one achievement in particular. The 91-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter that clinched the Vols’ 20-10 victory over Mississippi State was the best combination of execution and effort. It drew first mention by UT’s coach on Monday, in advance ... (click for more)