I am a teacher, and I very much agree. We have too many high paid coaches in high school who sort of teach, and are allowed to get away with being worksheet junkies or worse in the classroom, or gym. Pay should be based on supply, demand and performance. This is an idea that would scare teacher’s crazy, but it is the way the rest of the country works. It is also true that we usually start going crazy when our salaries start being cut, but once our pay is cut the classroom budget has been dropped as well. Why not shift the amazing amount of money we pay for jails and criminal care and move that to education? It might pay off in the long run by not needing as many jails.
If you really want to fix the problem there needs to be more administrative accountability. Also, there should be more non-district oversight. You need someone who is not part of the "good ole boys club" (just a saying, this includes women) that seems to dominate administrative advancement.
This is really unfortunate that these fights happened. However, I would like to comment on the quote Brainerd principle Charles Joynes made about only two Brainerd students being involved, and the rest being from Tyner. I thought the principle was at the game, but now I am wondering. I know Tyner students very well, those where not all Tyner Students in those fights. I would have thought principles would know there class body, but apparently Charles does not!