August 08, 2007
Curtis Adams Needs A School, All Right
Please help me with my math here. Last year, Summer of 2006, we District 8 voters got a flier from the Curtis Adams reelection campaign that touted his "almost eighteen (18) years" in office.
This week, Summer of 2007, Adams says, in a particularly petulant jab at Board of Education member Debra Matthews, "I have learned in over 20 years on the commission that you can't fight ignorance." Did I miss a year and change?
I agree, friend: that's not really the point. I just found it amusing. The unfunny part is where Adams pouts (say, I seem to remember him telling vanquished opponent John Bailes to grow up) and says that if he doesn't get a new school (never mind the, uh, actual students in East Ridge), then the property tax increase won't be spent at all. Well, good, Mr. Adams. I'll be looking for mine back.
Why did I emphasize the "he" part? Because that's how Adams views it, as is clearly indicated in his rant toward Matthews:
"We have built three or four new schools for her as well as an $18 million remodeling of Howard High School."
No, Commissioner Adams, we (the taxpayers, not the County Commission) built new schools for students, and remodeled same for same. Well, and teachers. Don't forget the teachers.
Look. School construction and renovation are not political trinkets to be handed out like so many door prizes. If I agree with Rhonda Thurman on one thing, it's that right there.
Government | By joe lance | 01:32 PM