Friday, April 18, 2014

Just a coincidence.


Compare the vocations of members of the Jackson Public School District Board of Trustees to those of other local school board members.  The vocations and district ratings are posted below.  There is a trend. I was not able to obtain the vocations for Hinds and Canton school board members.  Of course, the trend has nothing to do with school performance. Nothing at all.


Jackson (D)
Dr. Otha Burton: Former CAO for Jackson. Chairs Institute of Government at JSU
Timothy Collins: Executive director of the Mississippi Housing Partnership (Non-profit)
Linda Rush: Director of undergraduate recruitment at JSU
Monica Gilmore-Love: Works for an environmental consulting firm
Kisiah W. Nolan: Former principal
Beneta D. Burt: Executive Director of Ms. Roadmap to Health Equity. Funded by Kellog & USDA
Jed H. Oppenheim: Advocacy Coordinator at ACLU. Former teacher. Former advocate at SPLC. (Lumumba appointee)

Clinton(A)
Kenny Lewis: Criminal Investigator Hinds SO and DA
Sheila Grogan: Executive Director of Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation. CPA (oversees a budget over $3 million)
Ingrid Williams: Licensed attorney, part time hearing officer
Chip Wilbanks: Licensed attorney
Derek Holmes: Worked at Ikon Office Solutions (Family owned it as Unitech and then Ikon, owns specialty advertising business with brother)

Rankin County (A)
Cecil McCrory: Owns GT Enterprises (Telecomm co.)
Grumpy Farmer: President of Performance Drilling
Ann Sturdivant: Bookkeeper at Lace Bridal Boutique (Family business)
Debbie Tolleson: Co-owns Hwy 49 Tire and Auto
Dr. Ruth Burgess: Physical Therapist

Pearl  (B)
Dr. Brad Hayes: DMD
Sondra Odom: Partner in Odom Properties
Andy Eaton: Owns Insurance Agency
Jill Havard:
James Morris: Driver for Cisco, has lawn care business. Working guy.

Madison County (A)
Philip Hulky: Attorney
Ken McCoy: Manager in Pharmaceutical sales
Sam Kelly: Attorney at Brunini
Shirley Simmons: social work
Bill Gissett: Retired police officer, now tech support at Computer Co-op

Canton (D)
Hosea Anderson:
Walter Jones:
Rev. Moses Thompson:
Rev. Ronald Middleton
Johnny Brown:

Hinds (C)
Linda Laws:
Bill Elkins: President of Elkins Wholesale (sells respirators)
Carolyn Samuels:
Ivan Smith:
Carolyn Jacobs:

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's your point? There vocations do not seem that very different to me

Anonymous said...

"There" vocations. Proud JPS grad.

Anonymous said...




The difference 11;38 is Jackson has blood suckers, most of the others have people that the blood is sucked from. Those that work and own a business and those that don't.

noel said...

brilliant

Frackin Appalled said...

Really, 11:38....'What's your point'? Shame on you for not recognizing the point right off.

"Institute of Government at JSU". Does this one speak for itself, or what?

"Mississippi Housing Partnership". Ah, what the hell is that? An offshoot of HUD?

"Director of undergraduate recruitment at JSU." This would be the position responsible for addressing the demands of the Ayers case which ended over 30 years ago and which mandated the recruitment of non-blacks to JSU, an requirement that has not even been remotely addressed.

"Works for an environmental consulting firm." With what background and expertise and private sector experience?

"Former principal." Now this one takes the cake.

"Executive Director of Ms. Roadmap to Health Equity. Funded by Kellog & USDA." This one has been a democrat political hack appointee for almost forty years and has sat in more chairs at more agencies and pseudo agencies than anybody you can name.

"Advocacy Coordinator at ACLU. Former teacher. Former advocate at SPLC." American Civil Liberties Union and Southern Poverty Law Center? My God! Are you kidding me?

All we seem to be missing are Tom Head and the woman who runs the abortion practice.

Anonymous said...

Close this thread. 9:38 nailed the subject perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Gotta ask. Grumpy Farmer is someone's actual name?

Anonymous said...

11:09 pm 11:09 pm didn't " nail" it as he seemed to miss Hinds Co, Canton and Pearl. Yes, I know Pearl is a B but why aren't they an A like Madison and Rankin and Clinton?

And, Madison, with an A does have a social worker.

I think education, experience ( including children in the system at some point) , and success at one's chosen career rather than politics should be the criteria .

It would be nice for a board to have people with a variety of experiences. Law , finance, business, teaching, psychology or social work or law enforcement/security and government would be my chosen mix.

I pick competence and a desire to be the best at whatever one chooses to do over partisan loyalty.

Anonymous said...

It is truly amazing to me how many people who have never read anything written by Saul Alinsky have been educated and indoctrinated to immediately default to immediately adopting his methods of argument.

Anonymous said...

If Bill Buckley calls someone a genius, he's worthy of being read.

Some of us have read both Alinsky and Machiavelli.

And, we end up thinking that perhaps a focus on acquiring power is the curse of humanity.

Acquiring knowledge and aspiring to greatness would be better goals.

And, some of us also, like the new Pope read St. Francis.

Anonymous said...

This is a question for 11:38 - If you truly did not see the difference please tell us why type jobs you have had and what size companies you have worked for. I think many of us would be curious about a background that did not allow someone to see these differences. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

If Tony Yarber gets to appoint the school board members they will be the apex of his patronage system and funnel money to the various ed consulting businesses that he controls.

Anonymous said...

8:55 pm So you'd rather have Lumumba appoint members?

Yarber has a good record of caring more about improving education than self-interest. I doubt you'd object to what he's tried to accomplish if you bothered to be well informed rather than superficial.

The biggest mistake Lumumba made in the last debate was an accusation about Yarber's record as a principal.

My reaction was that Lumumba must be behind in the polls to try such an easily dismissed attack.


Too many parents and former teachers around who know the fact that standards of measure changed and by the time he left, he'd gotten the school up to standard again for the new principal...pissing off a few idiots like you in the process!



Anonymous said...

Feel Bryant's resume is similar, nothing but working for the gubmint all of his life!!!

Anonymous said...

That is a lie, 2:17. Feel's commercials all said he 'had a FORE OH WUN KAYE' and as you know, those are private sector savings plans.

This area is full of people who have rotated around all these government appointments. Benita Burt, Judy Rhodes, Linda Aldy, Andy Cutler, the woman who heads up Tougaloo...the list of these recycled robots is almost endless. All democrats.

Anonymous said...

6:24 pm ROFL! You can't name any GOP rotating appointments in this list?

You don't know the players in the GOP?

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:38 Why didn't you keep going with other districts? I thought maybe you were on to something until you stopped!

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