FREE SPEECH — Week of Aug. 27
A reader says, "Bring back Free Speech." I'll meet you halfway: Online, and y'all run it.
Here's the deal: Print version of "Free Speech" is gone, too expensive, never enough space.
But online is another ballgame. Forget that every comment, every forum posted on this site is an example of "Free Speech."
I get it: You want a section called "Free Speech."
So here's what we'll do — Every Monday, we'll create a story with the title of "Free Speech — Week of ####."
We'll kick it off with a paragraph or three about local events/issues, and then you take it from there. Consider the page a jumping off point.
Using the "comment" function, registered users can post to their hearts' content under a weekly section known as "Free Speech."
A new "page" will be up every Monday, but you can continue to access the old ones by searching for "Free Speech."
To get to the page easily, we'll post the title "Free Speech — Week of ###" in the upper right-hand box on the front page online. That's the box marked "Your Say."
Then you run it. Post about any topic you want using the "Comments" function.
This is the first one. Who's first?
Here's a topic to start off: Why did the school board majority spend all the system's financial reserves before getting serious about significant cut-backs? Was it denial, ignorance, wretched leadership, poor financial forecasting, an honest effort to delay the pain as long as possible, all of the above, none of the above?