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Re: “Hey, Ladies, Here's the Growing List of Things to Avoid Should You Want to Stay Alive

Yes, my error. Megan's post.

My points stand. JimmyNashville seems to think that men who abuse and kill women are not really a problem. As usual, he is absolutely wrong.

16 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Perry Aubric on 07/27/2015 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Looney Turns Down MNPS, Will Remain in Williamson County

Jim,

I agree with you about the search firm. But, to my point, this Board hired the firm. This Board hired at least one firm of consultants and then buried their report. Too much independence is not healthy in any branch of government.

As for Charter Schools, not all of them are for profit. Certainly not in Metro. And do you deny that some of the Charters have been successful?

Besides, in Metro, one can make the case that the magnet schools do more damage to the other public schools than charters do. Why not get rid of the Magnets?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mark Rogers on 07/27/2015 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Going Looney: The Takeaways

Btw don't even get me started on the unprofessionalism of the anonymous sexual impropriety tip. It was from Hunter?

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by tracyhotd on 07/27/2015 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Hey, Ladies, Here's the Growing List of Things to Avoid Should You Want to Stay Alive

Yeah, this is like telling children to fear their mothers because there are a few Casey Anthonys and Susan Smiths out there. Hmm...get in my booster seat? Will this get me killed?

I dare you to run this essay when the offender is black, Megan.

New tag: when feminism crosses over to misandry.

7 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by Buckley on 07/27/2015 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Going Looney: The Takeaways

Hard to say for sure. His request seemed to point to his family as a priority at the very least. Given everything I think most people would have chosen the same. I think his interests were honestly in serving an urban school district but it is a high risk to take for someone who was offered support and compensation to stay in a neighboring county to enter into a chaotic environment such as ours (and take your family with you).

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by tracyhotd on 07/27/2015 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Hey, Ladies, Here's the Growing List of Things to Avoid Should You Want to Stay Alive

So, I've said this before but if there is a young woman in your life (daughter, god-daughter, niece, friend, etc.) the two books she should be give to read are:

1- The Gift Of Fear, by Gavin de Becker
http://www.amazon.com/The-Gift-Fear-Gavin-…

2- Missoula: Rape & The Justice System In A College Town, by Jon Krakauer
http://www.amazon.com/Missoula-Rape-Justic…

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Southern Beale on 07/27/2015 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Going Looney: The Takeaways

In response to tracyhotd, the requirement to move to Metro was modified by MNPS so he wouldn't have to move for 10 months, giving his child who is a rising senior the ability finish out the senior year to graduate in Williamson Co. That modification was at Looney's request, so I can't believe that was the main reason he chose to stay in Williamson Co.

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Posted by grnhills on 07/27/2015 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Boom Town Chats: What Does the City of Nashville Need?

Of, if private schools are doing such a great job, why not do the same things in the public school setting? Because it means tremendously increasing funding and decreasing or eliminating standardized testing, and the current reform mindset is opposed to either of those two scenarios.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Min on 07/27/2015 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Man, What a Great State for Rich People!

I guess Betsy would be happier if everyone in the State made the average of 40,000, from the burger-flipper and sanitation worker up through mid-management and Executive levels. This way, anyone could tell someone in authority to go hose themselves and be assured of landing another gig at the same pay rate. This would really breed competitive drive in all workers because naturally, they would want to be the smartest $40,000 worker there is because that comes with ample reward for doing better.

3 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Patrick Keohane on 07/27/2015 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Going Looney: The Takeaways

We need a new search and a new search company. Attea sucks.

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Posted by Min on 07/27/2015 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Hey, Ladies, Here's the Growing List of Things to Avoid Should You Want to Stay Alive

You scared me for a minute, Perry when you were defending this as Betsy's... Thankfully it was not her as she's usually above non-nonsensical fear mongering as this.

4 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by JimmyNashville on 07/27/2015 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Going Looney: The Takeaways

I believe it was a powerful message to Looney when various county leaders asked him to remain. Without that backing, I think he would have come to Metro. They made the right move at the right time that sent Looney the message that you do have support in Williamson County despite the "looneys" on the Board that are against you. It made it easier to stay in a known situation with support than go to a totally new situation where you are unsure how long you will have support.

Tracy - you are right; Hunter needs to get on board with a NEW search . . . ranting about a past candidate does nothing to extend her voice.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Luckyforward on 07/27/2015 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Hey, Ladies, Here's the Growing List of Things to Avoid Should You Want to Stay Alive

Margaret Atwood hit it pretty much on the nose:

"Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them."

34 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Min on 07/27/2015 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Going Looney: The Takeaways

At minimum, we can say the board has skin in the game and is starting to act like it. That is far more than can be said of Mike Looney. He did right by himself and interesting that in some circles of conversation, this approach is being celebrate. He described the deep prayers that led him to make the decisions that he did.

The board can be better than this, but needs to move quickly. This is a great opportunity to recruit National and Local talent. Let's get out there an recruit directly. The board needs to make some phone calls. Visit some talent heavy district offices and let's get this done and put someone strong in place to lead MNPS. Certainly the $ is right.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Get it done... on 07/27/2015 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Hey, Ladies, Here's the Growing List of Things to Avoid Should You Want to Stay Alive

It's just a play on emotions like everything else they try to pass as journalism these days. You guys are so up to your necks in it you don't even see the subtle manipulation going on in society today.

Over the past 6 years we've been divided in this country on sex, race, sexual preference, religion, wealth, age, nationality, and every other identity political wedge like I've never seen in my lifetime. It's to the point now it's so natural that even the 'journalist' don't recognize that they and their pet 'causes' are all just part of the machine.

And it's all just political theater to leverage and keep groups at each other while the political ruling class has run up another $8.5 Trillion in debt on the backs of their distracted herds.

8 likes, 23 dislikes
Posted by JimmyNashville on 07/27/2015 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Going Looney: The Takeaways

Despite the fact that I was more interested in Huff than Looney, I agree with tracyhotd that the board should start over and perhaps Huff will re-apply.

I'm not sure it's possible, but I do think it would be helpful to avoid the publicly release of applicants' names until they make the finalist list. I think that is a much greater hindrance for applicants than the board itself. Many boards across the country have similar issues (particularly where charter operators are targeting heavily); our board is not unique in that regard. So I don't think it's fruitful or even correct to assign them some blame (though Andrea was less finger-pointy than David Plazas).

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Lesley Eats on 07/27/2015 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Man, What a Great State for Rich People!

Betsy, write the next great novel and you will love capitalism; or a hit TV show where capitalistic corporations pay premiums to showcase their product lines. Or consider that some of the advertising income from capitalistic enterprises paid to The Nashville Scene is being rerouted to you. If it wasn't for that you'd have to depend on your songwriting income.

4 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by yoyo moi on 07/27/2015 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Man, What a Great State for Rich People!

Those who fan the populist fervor like Betsy should remember that prison guards are dumb, have thumb-shaped heads, are highly replaceable, and 27 grand is a far cry from the 19.5 they were making at Kroger. But do not blame capitalism, Bets. This is socialism at its worst, a bureaucratic elite raking it in, with the rest getting peanuts. And the reason, get ready Ms. Fill Lips, is that all these socialist programs you champion result in monumental waste of taxpayer dollars, money that could be better spent on salaries for prison employees.

2 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by You Lose Again on 07/27/2015 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Going Looney: The Takeaways

I got the impression (from multiple news sources) that his decision to stay with Williamson was mostly due to Metros requirement that he move to Davidson and the ramifications that move would have on his family- particularly his son. Perhaps it was an oversight on his part not to have that all figured out beforehand but I don't feel he played the board. In any event- glad he got a raise and hope the clause in the Metro contract to fire at will remains out per his request (good on him for that).

As for Tyese- I think she should get on "board" with everyone else and give up her lone rampage.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by tracyhotd on 07/27/2015 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Man, What a Great State for Rich People!

I do think that having people quit and not being able to fill the positions is probably indicative of too-low pay. Capitalism or free market or not, money talks.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by IABT on 07/27/2015 at 10:20 AM

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