I think Rutherford county should continue to seek out opportunities for business to come here. I think a major way to do this is to improve our schools. smaller class room size, adequate supplies, better teachers. Our children and Grand children deserve it. Having superior schools attracts business and produces better workers. You get what you pay for.
Too bad Dr. McPhee is not an American Citizen.
Publius is so right. Having strong superior ZONED schools is critical to good growth in a City. Our zoned schools show decreases in test scores each year and increases in socio-disadvantaged rates. To compound things socio-balancing is not working for MCS; so many kids zoned to socio-balance these Title 1 Schools are simply moving out of the MCS zoned schools to magnet and private and I have even seen some on waivers to County Schools. Personally, we are feed up with MCS and thanks to them we are considering relocating our family and business to Williamson County.
bb that was an excellent post. Almost my thoughts exactly.