We don't mind if a student actually WANTS to come to get a better education, but what we DO mind is when people come up to school on our taxpaying dime, receive free lunch and do nothing but impact the school negatively. Care about your education and becoming a productive citizen of society....we have no problem with you attending our school. The reason we care so much is because we don't want our school ending up like the failing schools have. We paid for our school with the money from our own pockets, so we have a right to care about who comes and goes at our school.
He is zoned for Brainerd, and a hardship allows him to pick the school of HIS choice. So, Ootlewah is a good school, but when you end up laying the two on the table there is absolutely no reason as to why he wouldn't choose Signal. Signal is better academically, and they happen to have a star football team and he is a good athlete. Why wouldn't he choose to go to a school with the best education offered in the area AND to the school with great athletic programs, considering the fact that HE is an athlete? Yeah, none. Signal is over all statistically better, sorry if that hurts. Jealousy is an evil thing that is showing ALL OVER this wall. I find all the hatred quite intriguing considering how much Signal has done for other areas in the city. If we are all so stuck-up and snobby, why would we bother helping others? Once again, that proves your judgement is wrong.
It's funny that most of you all claim that no one cares about his education. There are a few reasons as to why it is not being mentioned as much as the football issue: 1. THIS WHOLE ISSUE IS ABOUT FOOTBALL. 2. we don't need to question why he is up here...WE KNOW it is for his education and the larger scale of opportunities Signal offers him. If you care to notice, no one is playing the race card in this argument except for Signal haters. I'd like to point out that just about every Signal Mountain student and resident that is aware of the situation STANDS BEHIND Tim, so if we were so racist why would we stand up for an African American person if we wanted them to go back to the "inner city". Secondly, he is NOT a part of the No Child Left Behind act, he is on a hardship TO GET A BETTER EDUCATION, so I'm pretty sure that he wouldn't come up here unless he WANTED to receive an education that will further him in life.
We are not sitting here judging you all, so how dare you judge us. You don't know us.
deputydawg: If you are going to argue, at least be aware of the TSSAA rules. To start, TSSAA stands for TENNESSEE (not Georgia)Secondary School Athletic Association. For your information, Tim participated in practices this summer with LFO (LAKEVIEW FORT OGLETHORPE...which is in GEORGIA. Therefore, he was not participating in athletics at another school in OUR district, IF he had been, then he would have been ineligible. Tennessee rules over TENNESSEE, not GEORGIA. Your comment is completely invalid.