Monthly Archives: June 2013

Who We Are

A bit of housekeeping — again. DeKalb SCHOOL Watch (DSW) is: a blog about what is happening with public education in DeKalb County, Georgia. an investigative blog – shining a spotlight on the corruption, incompetence and abuses endemic to DeKalb … Continue reading

Posted in Charter School, Redistricting, SACS/Accreditation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Could cities be DeKalb’s path to prosperity?

[Note:] We have decided to post this one blog post purely for the discussion of the cityhood movements as it presents both sides of the issues from prominent people in the discussion. Please keep comments on this topic in this … Continue reading

Posted in DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 42 Comments

Supreme Court strikes down key part of Voting Rights Act

News sources, including USA Today, are reporting on a profound decision the other day handed down by the Supreme Court. The high court freed states and municipalities with a history of racial discrimination from having to clear voting changes with … Continue reading

Posted in Education in the South | Tagged | 10 Comments

It’s a small DeKalb after all!

Let’s play a game of Connect the Dots . . . By now, we all know about the 15-count indictment of DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis. We remember that a former DeKalb Superintendent and COO were indicted in 2010 and their … Continue reading

Posted in DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, Fraud & Corruption, Friends-and-Family, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., SACS/Accreditation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 89 Comments

Pam Speaks — Whipping Post for the State and AdvancED

By Don McChesney “I attended the state hearing for Dr. Pam Speaks as she asked for reinstatement to the DeKalb County Board of Education. It was a sobering affair. First the Administrative Law Judge did a wonderful job helping Dr. Speaks, who … Continue reading

Posted in Don McChesney, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Pam Speaks, SACS/Accreditation, Uncategorized | 38 Comments