Cooper: Skip the race card in talk of new high school for Tyner, and build it as soon as is feasible

Staff Photo By Erin O. Smith / Tyner High Academy students take part in a ribbon cutting for their new learning lab, a part of the school's Future Ready Institute on technology and networking, in 2019.

We have to admit we rolled our eyes when we saw that race was insinuated by a Hamilton County commissioner earlier this week with the fact the powers that be haven't snapped their fingers and wished a new Tyner Academy in place.

In the frequently tossed off words of President Joe Biden, "C'mon, man."

Shortly after school started earlier this month, Tyner officials had to close the building that houses the school's freshman academy due to water leaks. Days later, to highlight the condition of the building, a number of seniors walked out of school, a gesture that brought praise from several Hamilton County Board of Education members.

On the same day as the school board members' comments, the body voted to approve hiring an architect to design a new building for the school.