The Herald Bulletin

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September 9, 2013

You Said It: About ACS' superintendent, Wendell Crumes and Tony Bennett

Each week, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

Veteran educator Beth Clark named interim superintendent for Anderson Community Schools. (Article published Sept. 4)

"I am sorry to hear that Beth does not want the superintendent position. She is what this community needs, someone who knows the community both socially and economically. ACS will only hurt themselves, like they did with Dr. Chow if they go too far a field in choosing both their interim and permanent superintendent."

THB: The ACS board needs to choose the best possible person for this job, regardless where they are from. There are pros and cons of choosing someone from the community as well as choosing someone who is not from the community.

Boxing comes to Geater Center in Wendell Crumes' honor (Sept. 4)

"Coach Crumes knew no color! On many occasions during the 1980s I was the only white kid in the group traveling with him to Indy to train. I never heard one remark about race."

"Wendell Crumes was a fine man. Too bad more aren't like him."

THB: Sounds like a great group of people keeping Crumes’ legacy of helping youth through the sport alive at the Geater Center.

An independent investigation into the state's new A-F school grading system has found that former state schools superintendent Tony Bennett "fairly" changed grades. (Sept. 7)

"What a shame. It only takes a moment to destroy a person's reputation. Tony is a wonderful man. He may never fully recover professionally. Do you think the media will be as quick to report this story?"

"He did more for public schools in his short time as Indiana superintendent then the vast majority of tenured crap teachers in the public school systems and administrators too. Private and charter schools are the way to go if you want your child to have a good education. Stay out of public schools if you really care."

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