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Posted by theanony on 02/10/2015 at 3:28 PM

Re: “Mayoral candidate Jeremy Kane pounds the pavement seeking a constituency beyond charter schools

Don't Get The Joke, aka Darden,

Cool. So at the next prayer breakfast Kane goes to in North Nashville, I'm sure he will espouse the same disapproval of Obama. Look forward to that.

I also find the anti-Obamacare rhetoric amusing since Kane tweeted out "support" for InsureTN the other day.

I also find the anti-government rhetoric amusing since your entire fairgrounds charter amendment ploy was about throwing up a permanent government roadblock to interfere with any progress in a neighborhood that could use it.

Sounds like Kane doesn't just need to find a constituency, he needs to find a consistent set of beliefs. Or maybe he just needs to keep playing to whatever audience he is in front of at the moment. It will be like 1000 mini-astroturfing campaigns. Lots more cash for Darden!

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Posted by Joke Campaigns on 02/06/2015 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Mayoral candidate Jeremy Kane pounds the pavement seeking a constituency beyond charter schools

@pivymoore Your poor grammar, lack of punctuation & run-on sentences speak volumes about the quality of your LEADS charter school education. Nashville doesn't need more charters. The current infrastructure, zoning & testing policies need to be abolished. America needs a reset button on education. I agree with how Diane Ravitch explains the current situation, “I have been seeing profound demoralization among teachers in America today,” Ravitch said. “It is almost hard to convey. Teachers feel they are being held accountable for social conditions beyond their control. We have to have an ethos in education of encouragement, support, at the same time encourage and respect teachers and stop beating up on them.”

She said the 2002 No Child Left Behind law has narrowed curriculum, placed undue pressure on educators and perverted the proper role of testing.

“We are now as a nation investing billions in testing,” Ravitch said. “If we took all the billions and put it into early childhood education, we would make a difference. We’re using testing as punishment, and [as a result] we’ve got cheating in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Atlanta. [Teachers are told] if you don’t meet an impossible goal, you’re going to be fired and your school is going to be closed. Punishing people, threatening people never works…What people need is an appeal to a sense of purpose, they need autonomy.”

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Posted by Anonymous on 02/05/2015 at 4:20 PM

Re: “School board chair Sharon Gentry lays out the process for making the city's most important hire — Metro's next director of schools

If Howard is not successful in his run for Mayor and if the Superintendent's Job pays more than his Criminal Court Clerk job, then maybe he should get the job. Gotta keep all the options open. With this Board we may need to
ask permission to go back to the Publicly elected Super.

Posted by NeverFear on 02/05/2015 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Mayoral candidate Jeremy Kane pounds the pavement seeking a constituency beyond charter schools

Joke,

Not sure I see the race-baiting. Obama is a liberal Democrat with an unpopular healthcare plan. Fairgrounds supporters tend to be conservatives who don't like government interfering with their lives and generally disapprove of the current president.

Shrewd? Yes. Racist? Not really.

I don't think any of us should judge a candidate by their campaign staff unless they are going to have positions in an administration, then they are fair game.

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Posted by Don't Get The Joke on 02/05/2015 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Mayoral candidate Jeremy Kane pounds the pavement seeking a constituency beyond charter schools

I went to Lead Academy and were one of the students to graduate in the first class he is a great person but he doesn't play around when it gets down to business. The reason some students don't like the school is because its hard the teachers push you constantly because they know the students can so it and you will be pushed when you get to college or even the outside world. I would like to see what he would do with Nashville because I know he was a big impact in my life and now I'm in a good private school because of it.

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Posted by pivymoore on 02/05/2015 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Mayoral candidate Jeremy Kane pounds the pavement seeking a constituency beyond charter schools

Ronnie- That was a heck of an astroturfing job by y'all to create fake support to save your precious car racing and by GOP operatives to try to hand Dean a political loss because they are scared of him, and thus leaving a blighted mess of land the neighborhood has to live with the other 355 days a year. But it was done in a vacuum, with no real clearly moneyed interest to support opposition. Had there been, your boy Darden would have lost. Either way, that still doesn't make Copeland a good person- see his pathetic, race baiting comment on the Speedway Facebook page discussed by Pith yesterday. Thankfully, this whole Kane campaign is more of a vanity exercise to get his name out there and with no real expectation of winning, a la Michelle Bachmann or Herman Cain. So Copeland definitely has a loss coming soon....

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Posted by Joke Campaigns on 02/05/2015 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Mayoral candidate Jeremy Kane pounds the pavement seeking a constituency beyond charter schools

Come on Bruce, don't be mad Megan doesn't trot you out there.

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Posted by Stay Classy, Bruce on 02/05/2015 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Mayoral candidate Jeremy Kane pounds the pavement seeking a constituency beyond charter schools

"Who these candidates choose for advisors is important. Relying on Darden Copeland and Chip Saltsman for advice is a disqualifier for Kane as a serious candidate from the get go. Divisive, race baiting nonsense is the last thing we need anywhere near the Mayor's office."

Spoken like a person who had his hat handed to him by Copeland.
Comments like this are never directed at people who lose.

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Posted by Ronnie Campbell 1 on 02/05/2015 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Mayoral candidate Jeremy Kane pounds the pavement seeking a constituency beyond charter schools

I'm surprised this article didn't start off by thanking his wife. This dickhead is trying to have a running mate, one that works for the Scene parent, SouthComm.

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Posted by Stand By Your Woman on 02/05/2015 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Mayoral candidate Jeremy Kane pounds the pavement seeking a constituency beyond charter schools

I'm as skeptical as anyone - about Kane and others - but if he can do this for more schools, whether charter or conversion or some other system, we have to give him a serious look:

"By every state and city measure, the Cameron model is a success. The school is ranked among Tennessee's best by the Department of Education for improving student outcomes on annual state tests, despite the challenges students face with poverty or volatile home lives."

Education is simply the biggest challenge facing Nashville over the next 10-15 years.

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Posted by Education Is Too Important on 02/05/2015 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Mayoral candidate Jeremy Kane pounds the pavement seeking a constituency beyond charter schools

Does he have any other agenda besides selling our kids to corporations?
If charters are so great, why can't the public schools do what charters allegedly do better?

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Posted by Kosh III on 02/05/2015 at 7:53 AM

Re: “Mayoral candidate Jeremy Kane pounds the pavement seeking a constituency beyond charter schools

Who these candidates choose for advisors is important. Relying on Darden Copeland and Chip Saltsman for advice is a disqualifier for Kane as a serious candidate from the get go. Divisive, race baiting nonsense is the last thing we need anywhere near the Mayor's office.

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Posted by Slick Jeremy on 02/05/2015 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Bootstrapper or kingmaker? Bill Freeman brings two different narratives to the mayor's race — along with a gigantic pile of money

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Posted by DebraMoronta on 02/04/2015 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Bootstrapper or kingmaker? Bill Freeman brings two different narratives to the mayor's race — along with a gigantic pile of money

BILL FREEMAN WOULD MAKE A GREAT LEADER FOR NASHVILLE ! JUST LOOK AT HIS CREDENTIALS AND ITS OBVIOUS THAT HE IS THE BEST QUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION ! HE IS WHAT NASHVILLE NEEDS TO MOVE FORWARD AND BRING IN NEW BUSINESS AND CREATE JOBS FOR NASHVILLE ! I'M VOTING FOR BILL FREEMAN FOR A BETTER NASHVILLE !!

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Posted by Sherwin Mcneese on 02/03/2015 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Bootstrapper or kingmaker? Bill Freeman brings two different narratives to the mayor's race — along with a gigantic pile of money

Great press release disguised as a profile of candidate Bill Freeman. Freeman seems to have all the Scene approved left wing credentials: Obama fundraiser, ties to Comrade De Blasio and David Axelrod etc. Perhaps the only thing Mr Freeman lacks to become a worthwhile successor to Karl Marx Dean is that he was actually born here instead of the northeast where Nashville normally gets their socialist mayors.

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Posted by westender on 02/03/2015 at 3:07 PM

Re: “School board chair Sharon Gentry lays out the process for making the city's most important hire — Metro's next director of schools

"Hell, I work at HCA". "I'm like DAMN." One would think this person would use more professional language while representing the school board and Metro Schools. "My concern is, we've got other things happening that we're not focusing on, and then all of a sudden it's going to start to stink, and then we'll put a bead on that." Coherent language would also help.

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Posted by kabootl on 01/31/2015 at 12:19 AM

Re: “Bootstrapper or kingmaker? Bill Freeman brings two different narratives to the mayor's race — along with a gigantic pile of money

This article leaves out a very relevant facet of this man, Bill Freeman's character. But, how could a writer report on something that this complex man never talks about?
Knowing Bill Freeman and his family for almost forty years, I see between the article's lines, one of the most amazing philanthropist one could imagine. This is a man who has done more good for more people than any of us will ever know. I have stood beside him as he hammered the final wall onto a house for nameless refugees who waited for a miracle in a faraway refugee camp. I have seen the look of peace on his face when an old African American woman, recently on the brink of homelessness, walked through the front door of her new house for the first time! Few people present knew that without his help, her dream would have never been realized.
Bill Freeman's acts of kindness are endless, yet, because he has always acted without a whit of self-aggrandizement most will never be told.
Yes, he has made a lot of money ... but here's the rub. He has given more money away than most of us will ever imagine. And for the most part he has given it to lift up 'the least of these' and he has done it in secret .... Not for a political season, but for the last forty years.
Bill Freeman is a brilliant businessman. But he is also a man with a great heart.
What a deal Nashville! A visionary businessman with a heart of gold!

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Posted by Having my say! on 01/29/2015 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Bootstrapper or kingmaker? Bill Freeman brings two different narratives to the mayor's race — along with a gigantic pile of money

He promised his friends Jimmy and Brian Lewis and Judge Moreland he would because of the way Anderson treated them after the David Chase incident(s).

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Posted by Friends in Low Places on 01/29/2015 at 2:51 PM

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