Generation­s of failure: A plea to reform Asheville City Schools

“Oversight in this kind of system — where the board is appointed by a body with no regulatory authority, in a process closed to school employees, families and the community as a whole — is more than a little messed up. It is completely unaccountable, open to all kinds of corruption and anti-democratic, not to mention a lousy use of resources.”

The Other Side of the Mountain

For months we’ve endured city and county residents’ competing calls for tax equity (or perhaps I should say “county-only residents,” since city residents also live in Buncombe County). The continuing water negotiations are partly about core issues—who owns the system, who fixes it and such—and partly about what Council member Carl Mumpower calls “decoy issues” […]