It took Lauren Hopson almost no time to respond to Doug Harris’ remarks on WBIR TV’s “Inside Tennessee” Sunday.
Harris and board chair Mike McMillan were on the morning show with John Becker. By 1 p.m., Hopson had posted an eight-point summary of his remarks on the SPEAK (Students, Parents, Educators Across Knox County) Facebook page. Within a half hour, her post had drawn 25 responses. By 4 p.m., there were 54 – none of them happy with Harris.
My first call after last Tuesday’s election was: “Why didn’t the Shopper endorse Jamie Rowe?”
Rowe is a Fountain City activist who ran in a special election for the school board seat formerly held by Indya Kincannon. Also running were PTA mom Tracie Sanger, who won, and retired principal Charlotte Dorsey, who didn’t.