Monthly Archives: August 2013

The textbook mystery continues… and gets even weirder

One of our regular contributors has shared an interesting video from a curriculum night meeting at Tucker High School. She asked questions regarding the new “Pilot Textbook Program” being implemented by DeKalb County school administrators. Watch the video here: Below … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, Common Core Curriculum, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, Michael Thurmond, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 227 Comments

Interesting news from the DeKalb political network!

We are big fans of the political blog, “Peach Pundit“. They focus on statewide politics, but sometimes post bits about DeKalb schools and keep their eye on things with us. And, of course, this political connection between DeKalb schools and … Continue reading

Posted in GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Gene Walker, Michael Thurmond, SACS/Accreditation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 15 Comments

Rethinking education with Sir Ken Robinson

We sometimes share talks and insight from Sir Ken Robinson, a British thought leader, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award. Here’s a video animation of a portion of his very thought-provoking, paradigm-shifting February, … Continue reading

Posted in Common Core Curriculum, Education in the South, Georgia Education, Michael Thurmond, SACS/Accreditation, Testing & AYP, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Follow the money

by Nancy Jester (Reprinted with permission from her blog, “What’s Up With That?”) Follow the money. That phrase was popularized during the Watergate tumult. It is also a wise directive for all taxpayers in our state and beyond when it … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Nancy Jester, School Construction, School Funding, Teacher Contracts, Testing & AYP | Tagged , , , | 30 Comments

Vote With THEIR Money

DeKalb County Schools seem to be doing an upstanding job of pissing folks off lately and while this is causing a lot of consternation and whining in the blogosphere not much is really getting done. Why? Because, to quote Dr. … Continue reading

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