Questions the Metro Schools Board Should Ask Superintendent Candidate Mike Looney

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If the Metro Schools Board of Education wants to spice things up with its next superintendent, Williamson County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney would be an excellent choice. If selected, perhaps he will retain Jim “Prufrock” Cheney to head up communications for Metro Schools and champion a move from the “Be Nice” campaign to a new one: “Be Truthful.” Dr. Looney has a nice smile and a charming manner, and we believe he has made some positive contributions to Williamson County schools. We also are aware of credible allegations that he…read more


Insure Tennessee Part 2: Trust Us, We’ve Got You Covered

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As there continues to be pushback to override the defeat of Insure Tennessee, we think this is a good time to review the facts and details as they relate to real rather than illusionary costs. When Rep. Gerald McCormick presented a summation of the benefits of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee bill, he was adamant that Insure Tennessee would not cost state taxpayers anything. His exact words were, “This is a two-year pilot program. It will not add any state cost.” According to Rep. McCormick, the federal government would initially…read more