Monthly Archives: September 2012

Charter Schools Place Artisans in the Classroom

“Teaching is an artisan profession.  Excellent teaching requires all the skills, creativity and craftsmanship that the word “artisan” implies. Teaching done well yields a uniquely artisan product,” said Nancy Jester, District 1 Representative to the DeKalb County Board of Education … Continue reading

Posted in GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia Education, School Funding, Uncategorized | Tagged | 37 Comments

This and that

Here are a few tidbits we thought our readers might find interesting >>> First, Education Week is offering free access to a premium report called, Educators Craft Own Math E-Books for Common Core. Concerned about what they see as a … Continue reading

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The Myth of Local Control

by Nancy Jester, District 1, DeKalb County (GA) Board of Education Let’s set the record straight about who controls education in Georgia. Superintendents and their administrators do. Local boards of education do hire the Superintendent but once in place, these educrats … Continue reading

Posted in Fraud & Corruption, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia Education, Nancy Jester, SACS/Accreditation, Superintendent Cheryl Howell Atkinson | 56 Comments

Chamblee teachers write to Barge about ‘SLOs’

The “Get Schooled” blog at the AJC has posted a letter written by a middle Georgia teacher decrying the wasted time (up to 20 days!) spent on the new “Student Learning Objectives” (SLOs). “The more time spent by teachers on … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Testing & AYP | Tagged , , | 39 Comments

Paul Womack states that our budget is balanced (as far as he’s aware)

According to a recent article in the AJC, District 4 board rep Paul Womack stated that we have a balanced budget, therefore he voted to approve Atkinson’s request for raises for several administrators. Since we have not seen a balanced … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Paul Womack, SACS/Accreditation | Tagged , | 44 Comments