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Written on Maryville schools discussion on music curriculum has parents at crescendo pitch:

I believe the number of parents who are unhappy with the way Maryville City Schools are being managed is a huge number. Much bigger than people realize.

Time will sort out the facts but I for one am impressed with the actual data that our fellow blogger, sunshine has gathered.

It would be a great step forward to have Stephanie Thompson removed as director of schools.

Written on Maryville schools discussion on music curriculum has parents at crescendo pitch:

It's so easy to screen the real issue with random details.

Just decide on the percentage of the total budget that goes to each category or subject - divide and apply. Let it be an upfront numerical decision. Business management 101

It appears that Rational 1 & 2 feel Athletics should be designated a larger piece of the pie than music. Who made that decision? Is it written down anywhere.

No one is saying that athletics aren't important. And music is not the only issue that people are concerned about.

Rational 1 & 2 are defensive instead of listening to the points being made. Hundreds of angry parents and students can't be all irrational!

Things really need to change. It's not personal until it affects your child. Then when decisions of the school board affect your child in multiple negative ways - it gets to be a problem.

Rational 1 & 2 - there is some legitimate concern in the air, don't you think? Surely you don’t think all of the concerned parents are irrational do you?

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