Category Archives: Criminal / RICO Trials

Sunday morning food for thought

We have long skirted the issue of true equity in DeKalb County, GA.  School system (and county) leadership ignore the fact that their decisions, which often enrich themselves personally, can cause irreparable harm to young black students and their parents. Decades after … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, DeKalb County, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Education in the South, Michael Thurmond | Tagged | 19 Comments

Another call for a full forensic audit

Continuing on our recent theme >> The numbers just don’t add up. One of our regular contributors has spent more time delving into the DeKalb School District’s projected budgets vs actual budgets and the resulting strange, incongruent reports provided by … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, DeKalb County [GA] School System Retirees, Michael Thurmond, Ramona Howell Tyson, Superintendent Search | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

Guilty! APS Defendents Taken to Jail Today – April Fools’ Day, 2015

Wow.   Guilty verdicts reached for 11 of 12 in APS cheating trial Educators have said they faced pressure from supervisors to inflate standardized test scores to show gains in student achievement. Fulton County prosecutor Fani Willis told jurors that … Continue reading

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Crawford Lewis’ sentence is overturned on appeal

So he’s free at last! Crawford Lewis will not be going to prison and in fact, as far as we know, he is not only free to move about the cabin, but taxpayers will continue to pay his very large … Continue reading

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#TBT – Superintendent Search

Mostly Culled from the Fact Checker >> A DeKalb School Board member said at the last school board meeting, “[The Emory Lavista Parent Council] wants the board to understand the history of Superintendent searches in DeKalb. All of which have … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, Don McChesney, Gene Walker, Michael Thurmond, Ramona Howell Tyson, Superintendent Cheryl Howell Atkinson, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments