GCS is headless

Dr. Grier is outahere… on his own time and his own terms despite the efforts of many to oust him through two election cycles.  I won’t be one of those who are likely to be celebrating this evening.  I actually liked the man – if not all of his policies.

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  1. Gatecity Keeper
    Posted January 19, 2008 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    Oh common its for events like this that they invented “Q” and Kentucky bourbon. I’m sure the inept majority of the School Board is capable of blowing the hiring process.

    This is never fixed as long as Kearns, Cooke, Hayes, Childs, and Duncan are any where near this Board.

  2. Posted January 19, 2008 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    “Get Grier out of here!”

    And get who? Being a school district superindendent is about as untenable as it gets. People didn’t like Weast either. I can’t imagine trying to make ANYBODY, nevermind everybody, happy in a position like that. As David said, I didn’t agree with everything Grier did,but he did some things well. Of course if he did something that you thought was bad for YOUR child, none of the good he did matters.

  3. Posted January 20, 2008 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    Keeper… I’ll thank you for capitolizing the word ‘Bourbon’; not for grammar’s sake, but out of due respect.

  4. Posted January 20, 2008 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    We are not the first poster. They are a pale imitation of us.

  5. meblogin
    Posted January 20, 2008 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    I heard a speaker say that Smith graded last in the state in test scores. LAST! Should Dr. Grier be graded on this?

  6. Skeet Club Savage
    Posted January 21, 2008 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Ah, Dave, Grier is not elected. Not that that would matter because our local “La Machine” would, as they’re wont to do, likely keep him in office until complete brain fossilation occurs-and then some. I’m sure you know this, but I’ve learned living in GC for ten yrs-when it comes to politics- never assume

  7. Skeet Club Savage
    Posted January 22, 2008 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    Hey Dave. Next time you meet Terry, after he tells a good joke or funny story, ask him how he managed to conceive and execute all his fine achievements like Mission Possible and Early College but somehow managed to be AWOL for the most contentious, controversial defining moment of his tenure-the HP forced-busing plan. Let me know what he says.

  8. Posted January 22, 2008 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Actually, Skeet, Grier has never told me a joke or a funny story. Never spent any time with him on a personal basis.

    I understand your position on the HP plan and, if you will remember, I was on your side of that fight.

    Unlike some, I have the ability to disagree with someone without being disagreeable.

  9. Skeet Club Savage
    Posted January 22, 2008 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    If you never met the man, pray tell, how did you come to like him. Just curious. Now I’m quite aware I’ve come to dislike him without ever formerly meeting him, mainly because of his policies and their effect on mine and on many lives. I never met Jim Black or Osama bin either.
    Granted, it appears he did have some good ideas, but I can’t see you “liking” Grier for instance because he came up with Early College, but maybe you give your affections easier than most.

  10. Skeet Club Savage
    Posted January 22, 2008 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Besides Dave, you already dichotomized the man and his policiess on your intial post ???

  11. Skeet Club Savage
    Posted January 22, 2008 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    You said how you like the man but not necessarily all his policies but you never met the man? I just want to understand, Dave. So many times the people accuse the Savage of being obnioxious or “dis-agreeable”,when all he wants is to understand, G.D. IT!!! Now if you would be honest and say the reason you like him is you want to parrot Action G-Boro and the N&R and the rest of the G-Boro IN Crowd you want to ingratiate, say so. No harm no foul.

  12. Posted January 22, 2008 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    Read the explanation again, Skeet. Obviously I’ve met him – on several occasions – but not in social (personal) settingas. Shouldn’t be that hard to understand.

    People receive “impressions” during their involvements with each other. Mine was favorable with Grier as a man.

    Same can be said for when you and I met. What can I say?… I’m just an ingratiating kind of guy.

  13. Skeet Club Savage
    Posted January 23, 2008 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Fair enough. It’s been a frustrating and divisive time for GC. Surely you can appreciate our frustration with people in G-Boro saying Grier is great and “thick skinned” etc. and “courageous” while proving his courage by putting our kids and families in an untenable educational situation. This guy and this board have divided GB and High Point and set Hiogh Pointers aginst each other. Pure stupidity. Maybe it can change.

  14. Old Casey
    Posted January 24, 2008 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    I actually couldn’t stand the man, nor any of his policies.

  15. Laura
    Posted January 28, 2008 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never lived in any community where the superintendent was well liked. The job is a sh** sandwich. And that’s because nationally, our educational system is a dysfunctional disgrace. Thanks to decades of conservative and corporate control over our government, just 3 percent of our income taxes go for education — while more than 50 percent goes for military-related expenses. You can do the math — but I bet your kids can’t.

  16. Juston
    Posted January 28, 2008 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    And just where would we be without the strongest military in the world?

    You might be speaking Russian or German today were it not for our brave soldiers.

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