Tupelo council appoints Davis to scho...

Tupelo council appoints Davis to school board

There are 6 comments on the Newms360.com story from Dec 3, 2013, titled Tupelo council appoints Davis to school board. In it, Newms360.com reports that:

Longtime Tupelo educator Sherry Davis received unanimous confirmation from the City Council today to fill an unexpired term on the school board.

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Carol

Tupelo, MS

#1 Dec 4, 2013
Perhaps the school board needs a student perspective rather than a teacher.
Eddy

Tupelo, MS

#2 Dec 16, 2013
Can we vote on who runs the schools?
Yep

Houston, MS

#3 Dec 17, 2013
Carol wrote:
Perhaps the school board needs a student perspective rather than a teacher.
Every teacher has also been a student, doofus.
Yep

Houston, MS

#4 Dec 17, 2013
Eddy wrote:
Can we vote on who runs the schools?
Not in Tupelo, unfortunately. Board members are appointed by the mayor with approval of the city council. We peon citizens never get a say in the matter, beyond our votes for mayor and council.

In Lee County, however, you do get to vote on the board members.
yeeper

Tupelo, MS

#5 Dec 18, 2013
Yep wrote:
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Every teacher has also been a student, doofus.
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Professional students never had to make it in the real world. Teachers should be required to be successful for 20 years in the private sector before being able to teach.
yeeper

Tupelo, MS

#6 Dec 18, 2013
"We peon citizens never get a say in the matter"
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That is why you are a peon you never stand up at the council meeting and demand your input that you are paying taxes for.
It is the citizens responsibility to be involved in government not just vote.

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