In this time of transition for incoming Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday some of his old North Carolina adversaries are getting in their last licks. Comments from Iredell-Statesville folks here at KSN&C have cautioned us to watch our pocketbooks, get ready for the Baldridge leadership approach and some have even gone so far as to suggest Holliday is lacking in the character department relative to his family.
It is this last group I need to address because I have chosen to kill a few of their comments.
A commenter claiming to be a friend of Holliday's first wife made a few unsubstantiated allegations that we have not published. She would like us to know that his first wife doesn't think too highly of him and she'd like to tell us why. I have not looked into this matter but suppose those who are interested might be able to find such comments at the ISS Report.
Comments related to Holliday's leadership, educational philosophies and activities as commissioner will continue to be welcome. Complaints related to decisions he may make and discussions of the pros and cons of those issues are the very stuff of this blog - so have at it.
But I'm just not sure KSN&C needs to get into the character assassination business.
The folks in the Iredell-Statesville Schools have a new interim superintendent and their board of education will chart the course going forward. Word is, Paul Klaene and the folks at ISS will be looking next to replace some of their board members next. So be it. Holliday will soon be old news in ISS.
But I don't see how it benefits the children of Kentucky to try to cripple the state board of education's selection right out of the gate. That effort might say more about us than it does him.