I’m still baffled by this uproar and outcry.
I wonder how many of the parents who are ranting and raving about the rezoning (the most common complaint is thatÂ their kids are going to be separated from their friends) would ever bother to complain to the school board about the fact that their children are graduating from these institutions with sub-standard skills in reading, writing, and math.
Sorry folks.Â When you are willing to turn over your right (responsibility)Â to decide on how/when/what your children learn to the gov’ment, it is ridiculous to expect that you should be able to choose “where” they are sent to be indoctrinated.
It is a sad situation when what should be a wake up call for people to question the overall failure of the publicÂ education system is seen only as a possible inconvenience to the social lives of some teeny boppers.Â After all, Farragut people could never learn to be friends with Karns people, right?Â “They’re diff’rent from us!!!”
It’s nice to see that Knox County hasn’t compromised its priorities.Â Football, social life, commute time, …, readin’, ritin’, ‘rithmatic.
WeÂ are getting exactly what we paid for.
No worries though. In a few months this will blow over, and we’ll once again be united as a community in our hatred of “Flarda”. Then we’ll debate the real issues that need to be addressed, like who should be the offensive coordinator and starting tailback