Finally, a School Board member who reflects the heart and soul of Williamson County! Mark Gregory, District 11 School Board Member writes in The Tennessean:
“I have been privileged to serve on the Williamson County School Board, representing District 11, for the past 10 years. I am currently in my third elected term. My time on the board has been spent fighting for fairness within our school district and working to establish better zoning lines. But there is so much more that has happened and is about to happen!
The Williamson County School District is the No. 1 district in the state by just about any measure. Why is that? I believe the No. 1 reason for our success is the parents of our students. We hear over and over again that people move to Williamson County “for the schools.” If this is the case, these parents are concerned and engaged in their children’s education. Combine this with excellent teachers and the result is obvious.
There is, however, an enemy in our midst. I believe political correctness is a stain on the fabric that holds our great nation together. Williamson County is an overwhelmingly conservative-leaning community. I believe this should be reflected in the school board that represents this community.
I do not support the Common Core standards that have been implemented by the state. I believe there are federal fingerprints all over these standards and I do not believe the federal government has any business in our local education.
It is election season, and we are guaranteed at least three new members on the board, and we could have as many as six new members. With a conservative shift of any significance, we will have a “Christmas break” instead of a “winter holiday” and Good Friday instead of a “spring holiday.” I would also like to see more emphasis on teaching our founding documents and a more robust review of textbooks to address bias and discrimination.
Thank you for allowing me to serve as your school board representative for District 11. I am always available to meet in person or by phone.”