Posted: Feb 24, 2011 8:27 am
Imagine if when Circuit City went belly up in 2009, that instead of justing folding up and going away, they force Best Buy to take their stores, take their employees and take their debt. And then after this was done, for the former Circuit City management to depose the Best Buy management and then have the same people in charge that ran their original company into the ground.
Really the MCS/SCS thing is not much different.
A failing school system should not be allowed to "surrender" their charter and force themselves to be merged to another, more successful system, and then because of sheer numbers, overthrow the leaders of that system and then be allowed to run both systems to the ground. That¡¯s insane. Who can blame SCS and Pickler to fight this.
If a district is so dire that it does what MCS did, then it should be taken over by the State, and the state needs to go in and clean house and get rid of the fatcat jobs and slash payrolls at the top, so that the head of MCS (Kriner Cash, loyal Burt¡¯s shopper) is not making as much as a U.S. Congressman, not to mention hiring some bald headed idiot from Florida who is like a media relations-nothing job which paid $90k or so a year. Maybe SCS also has overpaid people on their payroll, but probably not like that seen in MCS, which is ran like a Banana Republic (as in Haiti, not a khaki mall shop for anorexics).
SCS has had its problems I am sure, but they have been much more successful than MCS. Everyone knows what the issue is, and it squarely has to do with demographics. MCS has been a snowballing failure for over 40 years because the tax base took off. They floated a long time because the city of Memphis invaded Hickory Hill (that¡¯s Hickory Hood back in the good old days) and Cordova. The city is now impoverished more than ever and have pulled this ¡°charter surrender¡± crap to do like The Jeffersons and move to the Deee-Luxe Schoool in the Sky!
I am a proud GHS graduate of 1985 and it makes me vomit to think that a greaseball, jerry curl, dime store looking pimp may run my school. Or that my parents are going to pay more in property taxes because Germantown decides to start their own school district. If Germantown does this, so will Collierville, Arlington, Fartlett (not sic), and wherever will do the same, so everyone¡¯s taxes will go up¡¡just because MCS can¡¯t get their shit together!