Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Democracy for Tennessee Endorses School Board Candidate Gracie Porter

Progressive group Democracy for Tennessee included District 5 candidate Gracie Porter in an announcement today. Here's their release on Porter:
GRACIE PORTER is running for the Metro School Board in one of Nashville's most controversial races in many years. Gracie, a former principal who has spent 34 years working in Nashville's public schools, is running against a right-wing opponent who homeschools her children and does not inherently believe in public education. The District 5 race is the opening volley of a coordinated Republican Party attack to politicize Metro Government and "take over" Nashville. Gracie is dedicated to ensuring quality, diversity, and excellence in Nashville's schools.
They left out the most important part of the info on Brooks' appointment: that she was appointed by a group of conservative Metro Council members who allegedly made unethical backroom deals with a couple of other Council members to get her in. When are Michael Craddock and his gang going to be investigated?

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