Month: September 2021

THE LIMITS OF SPIN

“When people make a contract with the devil and give him an air-conditioned office to work in, he doesn’t go back home easily.” ― James Lee Burke, In the Electric Mist With Confederate Dead   Tennessee’s Governor Lee fancies himself… Read More ›

IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES

“I don’t like questions. They invent the answers. The real answers are discovered, before you even know what the question is.” ― William McIlvanney, Laidlaw   The other day I was scrolling through my social media posts when I came… Read More ›

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE TIMING

“No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.” ― George S. Patton Jr.   For those of you who are unfamiliar, TOSS is the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents. All of Tennessee’s individual school superintendents are members, and… Read More ›

KALIFORNICATION

“Just the kind of girl I liked—the weirdo in the bunch.” ― Anthony Kiedis, Scar Tissue   You’ve got to hand it to Tennessee’s Commissioner of Education Penny Schwinn. Tennessee’s Department of Education has suffered under poor leadership for at… Read More ›