If he was such a wise leader, he wouldn't be letting one of his incompetent employees, DCS Commissioner Kathryn O'Day, make such a fool out of him. And he would put someone in her place that actually knows about the job and can do basic math.
The ydc's have always been the red-headed step-child of DCS. juveniles commit crimes...some very violent crrimes. therefor YDC's are a necessity. haslam & O'day apparently want to eventually contract all they can. But...is contracting the best thing for the kids??? Is cheaper always better? B
Reminds me of an AC/DC song "dirty deeds done dirt cheap
The more that I hear Commissioner O'Day speak, the more incompetent she appears. It was pretty ridiculous watching her the other day. What was it...60% of the questions she was unable to answer. Of course she brought her experts with her, but where was her YDC "expert"? Hiding? Being hid out? Woodland Hills has been notorious throughtout the years of sending kids that they don't want to deal with or can't deal with to Taft. Who better than Albert Dawson to have there to confirm that. How many kids in the last couple months have been promtly sent to Taft for beharioral reasons, assaulting staff and other students? I know, but it sure doesn't seem that Mrs. O'Day knows anything about YDC's. Mr. Cook, I for one sure am glad that you mentioned CCA as I feel that this is the route the entire state is heading. It won't be long before the prison system in TN is taken over by contracts as well as the YDC's if we keep Haslam and O'Day around. I for one am ready to BOYCOTT PILOT gas stations. If you don't know the connection that's Haslam's family business.