In a segment that aired during Channel 5's OpenLine program, Metro schools director Jesse Register appears to have said — while he believed he was off-air for a commercial break — that MNPS employees feel "entitlement." Here's the quote:
"I don't guess I'll say this publicly, but it's really a culture change. It's going from a system where people really felt entitlement. ... Uh, I don't know whether I'll say that on the air or not, but that's what it is, isn't it?" Another voice can be heard interjecting, "I wouldn't say that on the air."
Register is likely referring to his decision to unilaterally institute a new Support Staff Handbook, scrapping a 12-year-old "memoranda of understanding" policy with support staff unions.
The video above is the only one posted so far by YouTube user NashvilleCanDoBetter — who doesn't take kindly to Register's remarks, noting the difference between Register's salary and the salary of other MNPS employees, and the differences in the ways their contracts are structured.
(HT: Joey Garrison.)