Monthly Archives: April 2013

More with Michael Thurmond around DeKalb

In watching interviews with Michael Thurmond and reading the transcripts, we find that he has five key talking points he covers at every event. He covered these at the “Eggs & Issues” with Leadership DeKalb on March 27. The ELPC … Continue reading

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Oh the budget, budget, budget

Mr. Thurmond keeps expressing his shock and surprise that the Central Office only represents 6% of the total operating budget! Shocked, he says! Only 6%! He references the ‘Budget Development Presentation’ made about the HR budget to the Committee of … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Michael Thurmond, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 39 Comments

URGENT! DCSS High School Councils, PTSAs, Parents and Community

PLEASE READ NOW! This is an URGENT notice to every local high school council, including charter high school governance council, and PTSA in DeKalb County. Earlier this year, DeKalb Schools stakeholders and local elected officials asked Superintendent Thurmond and the … Continue reading

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Recap of the March 27 “Eggs & Issues” with Thurmond and Leadership DeKalb

Michael Thurmond has been meeting groups all around the county – talking about his perspective of DeKalb schools and his ideology for moving forward. One in particular was with the group, “Leadership DeKalb” in a Q&A forum hosted by Denis … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia Education, Georgia State Board of Education, Michael Thurmond, SACS/Accreditation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 44 Comments

1 of 3 DeKalb educators reported to jail for cheating

1 of 3 DeKalb educators reported to jail, bonded out The AJC is reporting that three DeKalb ‘educators’ have been indicted on charges of cheating – a felony offense punishable by up to ten years in prison. Former DeKalb County … Continue reading

Posted in Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, DeKalb County [GA] School System Retirees, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, Friends-and-Family, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Testing & AYP | 2 Comments