Quote of the Week: ''This is a potential educational opportunity...'

"This is a potential educational opportunity for social studies teachers, for example, to talk about the political process to make it relevant."

—Knox County Schools Superintendent Jim McIntyre explaining to the News Sentinel’s Knox Know-It-All column how he justified bending the system’s policy of prohibiting “Political and Commercial Solicitations in Schools.” Last month, he decided to allow Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to hold a campaign rally in the West Hills Elementary School gym.

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