rosebud...are u apart of the "promote Rick team"...i have nothing against Rick Smith but I do have something against a monarchy when I live in a democracy. I have a problem with individuals feeling like they are little "gods" and can change anything they want to gain control over a system or business...WE THE PEOPLE need to put a stop to this...or lose our freedoms...it all starts little by little and before you know it we lose all rgts to the most privilege...I dont know about you Rosebud but i do not have statue enough connection enough to have individuals place me in a job without displaying any of my skills. All i have going for me is great job performance reviews, educational degrees, skills, goals and plans to make my job work better. We have seen NO skill set from Mr. Smith in 28 yrs. Rosebud, can you name a specific, significant accomplishment Mr. Smith has done to turn the tide of the school sys in 28 yrs? Yes, he is managed the status quo but changing the face of the future for our children---no one has seen or heard of about him nor is anyone coming out to say this...all I hear is negative things from people who know him directily and have seen and experienced the decisions he has made. The city and county divide is still well and alive in Ham Co Schools and for it to be denied is nothing but a lie...the schools are still failing and if Mr. Smith had all the right, great answers why haven't we seen or heard of them in 28 yrs. WOW....we need someone who has experience with working in states who range in the top 10 not more experience from people who work in the bottom 50. When will we learn and make our voice known at the POLLS...they are playing and experimenting on our kids. ...Yes, our kids who we cannot afford to send to private school and our kids who do not have connections to be placed in jobs that they are not qualified for and do not have to answer to anyone about their qualifications...Does anyone elses kids posting on this board have such a prilivege? Rosebud???