Hosting a dialogue among parents, educators and community members focused on improving our schools and providing a quality, equitable education for each of our nearly 100,000 students
~ “ipsa scientia potestas est” ~ “Knowledge itself is power ~
In 2008, during the election of new school board members in even districts 2,4,6 and 8, DeKalb School Watch blog members bonded together in order to report the waste, bloat and criminal activities that were occurring at the time, and soon after, as well as budget cuts, inequity in services and the perceived “north-south” divide.
From its inception, originally hosted at Blogger, to the time the blog was moved to WordPress, the DSW has published nearly 1,000 blogposts, seen an average of 1,500-3,000 “unique visitors” every day and generated over a million and a half page hits. We are proud of our grass-roots reporting and its resulting contribution to the community. We like to think we’ve made a difference and will continue to monitor our elected officials and high-ranking administrators as they spend over a billion dollars a year on the task of educating nearly 100,000 children of DeKalb county.
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