Dr. Jimmy Carter and a team of teachers have devised a plan for performance pay that meets state requirements and makes sense. Carter unveiled his plan at the Feb. 20 school board meeting.
Unlike the turmoil we’ve seen in Knox County, the local plan should find smooth sailing with the Board of Education and with educators themselves. After all, it’s hard to argue with more pay for more work. And it’s easy to see how tutoring kids and mentoring teachers can improve academic performance.
In our quest to discover “where the jobs are,” we found a homegrown business that has provided jobs along with compassionate community service for 35 years. We also found an indomitable woman with an inspiring story. Come along.
In 1979, a young man completed his doctoral coursework in Risk and Insurance from The Wharton School of Business in Pennsylvania. A graduate of Harvard University, he moved to Atlanta and started a company that now conducts more than 125 comprehensive ASOP#3 actuarial studies each year. The firm develops comparative benchmarks for key actuarial, demographic and operating statistics. It’s developed software for the profession and propelled the founder to several high-profile boards and consulting contracts worldwide.
Sheriff Earl Loy Jr. has more friends on the full County Commission than he has at the Budget and Finance Committee. That’s the best conclusion to draw from the ease with which the Union County Sheriff’s Office got approval to purchase four new Ford SUVs at the commission’s Feb. 10 meeting.
Or maybe commissioners just got tired of haggling about it.