Thursday, August 08, 2002

North Shelby Times

My favorite little paper that could, the North Shelby Times, has a Page One story about embattled Raleigh-Egypt High principal, Dr. Oscar Love. It's worth repeating in its entirety:
Some of the students and parents at Raleigh-Egypt are shooting themselves in the foot when they try to crucify Dr. Love. He is a self-made man. Like millions of people in the United Staes, he went to school on the G.I. Bill in order to realize a life long desire to teach children. He wants to do the very best job he can to teach children. His military experience taught him that to teach, you have to have discipline. There is no proof that he has ever mistreated a child.

Any school in Tennessee should be proud to have a teacher with his capabilities. There seems to be growing concern that most children, when they start to school are not prepared. Their parents do not have enough concern for their children's education, so instead of picketing Dr. Love, they should organize a welcome party. I don't think he has any idea of eliminating sports. He might be guilty of believing that education should come first....
Gotta love any paper that puts this on the front, and has comics that include oldies but goodies Popeye, Henry, and Flash Gordon.

Until next time, that is all.
Your Working Boy

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