Reading all these posts ia laughable. Pointing fingers back and forth will only continue the divide that Thurman started.
Let's consider some facts about Thurman that I have discovered over my years (also note that I was an inner city school teacher here in Chattanooga):
1. She sits on the public school board, yet all of her kids attended private school
(Chattanooga Christian). She is being allowed to make decisions for a school system she doesn't even allow her own children to attend. She doesn't represent Hamilton County's students, but her own agenda.
2. She was the main and sometimes only opposition to Jim Scales. She lobbied for this outcome since his arrival. Once again, for someone who is complaining about suburban schools not having adequate funding, she might have considered putting that buyout to better use.
3. And this final comment goes for ALL school board members: just because you are elected to a board does NOT make you qualified to make instructional decisions. If you allow us, the educators, to do our job, we wouldn't have a need for you. The red tape just gets tighter and thicker every time the school board gets involved where they have no right to be.