Month: April 2018

WHAT I’M READING

A little confession here, I’m one of those people always reading multiple books at a time. Usually it’s one fiction book – I have a weakness for the crime novel – and one non-fiction book, most often a biography. Currently, I’m into… Read More ›

A TIP TO THE LIP

Growing up in Northeast Pennsylvania, I used to read the NY Daily News religiously. This was at a time when newspaper’s daily columnists ruled the world. Names like Breslin, Royko, McAlary, Ivans, Buchwald, Albom, O’Rourke, or even Bangs on the… Read More ›

THE TVAAS CANARD CONTINUES

There is one thing that has remained consistent since I began writing this blog 5 years ago: the inability of the state of Tennessee to conduct an error-free standardized test. Normally, this inability would get tossed into the “don’t let… Read More ›

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

On Wednesday, Metro Nashville Public Schools presented their proposed budget for 2018 – 2019 to the mayor. Just for reference, I went back and watched the presentation from last year. Things back then were a whole lot different than this year. Last… Read More ›

ONE FOR THE BOOKS

Budget season in MNPS continues to march on, and it continues to be one of turmoil. Fresh off of spring break, and several reports from Channel 5 investigative reporter Phil Williams looking at district fiscal policy, Metro Nashville Public Schools… Read More ›

AN HONEST LOVE

Climb on board the slightly wayback machine with me. Today I’d like to take you back to the year 2008. That’s the year that former school board candidate Jane Grimes and I were appointed to the board that oversaw the… Read More ›