Sunday, September 03, 2006

Missing supporters

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Bobby Webb's bullet points on improving their school system were presented the other day. At the very end is

What We Must Do to Better Prepare Our Students for their Future!

We must have support from:
--Shelby County Schools Board of Education
--Local Business and Industry
--Elected Officials
Commercial Appeal

What you MUST have is support from taxpayers and voters. Why do these two groups regularly get left out of these lists? Granted, some of the folks listed will actually live in the district and be regular voters, however, not all are. Without the votes of citizens and the money of taxpayers not much at all will get done. You won't get far preaching to the choir. You've got to persuade folks to sit in the pews and then persuade them that when that basket is passed they should contribute.

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