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 County Schools.
- an all-volunteer enterprise, run by a group of people who also have full-time jobs, as well as family and community commitments.
DeKalb SCHOOL Watch is NOT:
- a general community blog. We will remove all comments that do not concern the public schools in DeKalb County, GA.
To be really clear – GetTheCellOut, Mary Kay Woodworth and Lakeside Community Association (LCA) – we are weary of your inability to mutually seek common ground for the good of your communities. DSW will no longer be a platform for your arguments. You are welcome to start your own blog for the Tucker/Lakeside debate.
- a gossip rag. Tell us WHO and/or WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, and especially HOW (you know).
To be really clear – Denise McGill and anonymous others – do not send us unfounded, undocumented rumors and expect to see them in print – then berate us for taking down or not printing your comments. Asking for documentation is not the same as calling you a liar.
Other commenters and contributors – can your statements be backed up with information found in DeKalb County Schools documents, including e-mails, phone records, contracts – anything (except personnel records) that might be kept in an electronic or paper file? Tell us what document(s) to ask for; what to look for in the specified document(s). We know how to do this without ever revealing your identity.
DeKalb SCHOOL Watch is carefully piecing together the puzzle of corruption and incompetence in DeKalb County Schools. It is an agonizingly slow process. But we know there are people out there – most likely current or former DeKalb County Schools employees who hold pieces to the puzzle. Not because those current or former employees are corrupt or incompetent but because where there is a pattern and past practice of corruption, the people who are being paid the big bucks direct underlings to do their dirty work. They are confident that underlings won’t talk out of a misplaced sense of loyalty or a very real fear for their jobs. But underlings who do the dirty work can be blamed and sent to jail or otherwise disposed of – unless you speak up first.