2005/04/14

Wendi's take on the latest MCS board dust-up

Ever hear that saying, when you point a finger at someone else you've got four fingers pointing back at you?

If Memphis City School Board member Sara Lewis were familiar with the saying she wouldn't have accused Supt. Carol Johnson of being dishonest at Monday's board meeting.


The issue: whether the cash-strapped district should choose to save $2 million a year on building maintenance by switching from Aramark to Trammell Crow Co., or instead, bring the work in-house.

For a system facing an $11.6 million shortfall, the choice seems obvious (and the board ultimately chose Trammell Crow), but not when hotheads like Lewis are on board. With her attempt to impugn Johnson's integrity, Lewis did serious damage to her own.
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