Tag Archives: South Knoxville Schools

South schools: Turmoil spreads as Rountree seeks answers

Betty Bean
Government/Politics columnist

With major problems at three South Knoxville schools, board member Amber Rountree wants answers. She also wants equity.

Rountree has asked Superintendent James McIntyre for a side-by-side comparison of class offerings at South Doyle Middle School and Bearden Middle School.

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Winners, losers in school rezoning

Sandra Clark

Last week, in response to the NAACP’s complaint to the Office of Civil Rights about racial resegregation following construction of two middle schools on the periphery of Knox County, a man who should know better asked, “What are they mad about?”

The late Diane Jablonski quotes Sir Edmund Burke: “If you forget history, you are doomed to repeat it.” Last April the former school board member sent me her recollections of the school rezoning in 1991. Let’s review:

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