Presented without comment, with your choice of excuses: a) it is summer b) I should be filling out new hire paperwork but c) I recently got addicted to the show “Parenthood” (first 4 seasons on Netflix.) No doubt I will be back in the blogging mood once #tmc13 rolls around.
“It’s disconcerting, and troubling,” says Fitzhugh’s colleague Joe Pitts, who sits on the House education committee but did not receive any money from Rhee. “It seems like everybody’s got an idea and they find Tennessee very fertile ground.”
“Whatever your initial intentions are, whatever your initial ideals were, once your measurements are how many legislators you control and how many laws were passed, you are nothing but a political movement,” says Mark North, the former Nashville school board member. “You are not an education movement. And when you get there, so that your only success, like a street gang, is what corner you control, you run the risk of losing your soul and losing your focus. It becomes about elections and politics, instead of schoolchildren.”