Thank you to Herb Brock for expressing a different perspective on the Boyle County High School pursuit of a high profile football coach. As the parent of two student-athletes in Boyle County schools (soccer, swimming and track), I can also appreciate the excitement that the stir must have caused for those who are directly impacted by the football program.
As an educator, however, my first thoughts were for the teachers who do the much less glamorous job of educating our children to proficiency. I was glad that Brock made it a point to highlight their work. While the local paper will occasionally highlight interesting classes or achievements in our local schools, there is no question that those kinds of features don't exactly widen the readership of newspapers.
As one who travels the state's educational circles in my current job, I can vouch that the perceived "state-wide" story that we became had very mixed results and may not have been the perception that our schools and community truly wanted.