Marlow the problem, not victim
August 03, 2013 11:46 PM | 2837 views | 4 4 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Those of us who oppose Kelly Marlow have been called many things by Ms. Marlow and her supporters. We, her constituents, have been called minions, jesters, and thugs by Marlow herself, while her supporters claim we are a lynch mob and a hate group.

A large group of citizens, who actually live in Cherokee County, agree that they don’t approve of the actions of our elected official and want to do something about it. No one is proposing a lynching, and that inappropriate terminology conjures very violent racial killings.

We are calling for her to resign from her role on the Board of Education; a role that she has publicly stated she does not understand.

Please look up the different definitions of “hate group” and explain which one applies to SCRAM!, as none that I have found come anywhere close (unless you mean that we are a hate group because we don’t like the person in office that you like).

We are outraged at Ms. Marlow NOT because she is asking questions. The call to resign stems from her unethical behavior, especially in submitting the formal complaint to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

I won’t lie that the felony charge is a huge concern, too.

Her opposition is a multi-faceted group. We are parents. We are students. We are teachers, too. We live in Cherokee County and are not activists from other areas. We are the community.

Marlow is not the victim — she is the problem.

Josh Markham


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Dave R
August 04, 2013
Totally agree. I just don't agree with her actions. She accomplishes nothing and costs valuable time and resources because of her shenanigans. Let's get someone in there that has our school kids best interests at heart.
C. van Koppen
August 04, 2013
Thank you!

I could not have said it better myself. The only thing I would like to add is that our motives are the continued success of our public schools- where our children are educated and the continued economic growth here in Cherokee County- where we live! You can't say that about Ms. Marlow's most vocal supporters so it makes me wonder just what is their motivation?
Cherokee Parent
August 04, 2013
Josh, thank you for succinctly stating the point of few of the great majority of people in our community!
August 04, 2013
Well said.

Anyone who casually uses the terms hate group and lynch mob is either

a) totally ignorant of our southern history ergo may not provide much value in their critique of our schools


b) so blatantly prejudiced that they think the torture and murder of people is worthy of a punch line.
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