Monthly Archives: July 2013

Tagami’s report on the former board members’ hearings

Ty Tagami attended virtually all of the hearings at the state where the dismissed board members (except Nancy Jester) appealed the decision to remove them.* He has posted a report on the AJC. Those with a “My AJC” account can … Continue reading

Posted in DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A. | Tagged , , , | 25 Comments

Steen Miles has a point: Greed knows no color

Steen Miles [a big supporter of Gene Walker] gives us her insight in one of her recent opinion posts at The Champion: Tea, Anyone? “Power plays and control of the nearly billion-dollar budget are the priorities, not the education of … Continue reading

Posted in Education in the South, Fraud & Corruption, Gene Walker, School Construction, School Funding, Uncategorized | Tagged | 6 Comments

Nancy Jester reports on city schools’ performance

Do City School Districts Perform Better? by Nancy Jester The cityhood movement is in full swing in DeKalb. There’s plenty of news, discussion, controversy and conflict surrounding the topic. I live in an already incorporated area. I understand the motivation … Continue reading

Posted in Charter School, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia Education, Georgia State Board of Education, Nancy Jester, SACS/Accreditation, School Funding | Tagged , , | 13 Comments

MLK and Towers: Challenging schools getting the short shrift

Our in-box is full of concerns from parents at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School, as well as people concerned about Towers High School. Recently, we were all shocked and appalled when our interim superintendent, Mr. Thurmond, appointed Ralph Simpson, … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County [GA] School System Retirees, Education in the South, Friends-and-Family, Michael Thurmond, School Funding, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 60 Comments

Vacations in Alaska and Supreme Court Justices

Below is a recent post from former board member Don McChesney’s blog: ‘Vacations in Alaska and Supreme Court Justices’ Hello everybody. My wife and I just returned from a great cruise to Alaska. We saw tons of wildlife foreign to … Continue reading

Posted in Don McChesney, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., SACS/Accreditation | Tagged , , , | 20 Comments