Category Archives: Don McChesney

Pam Speaks — Whipping Post for the State and AdvancED

By Don McChesney “I attended the state hearing for Dr. Pam Speaks as she asked for reinstatement to the DeKalb County Board of Education. It was a sobering affair. First the Administrative Law Judge did a wonderful job helping Dr. Speaks, who … Continue reading

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Ding-Dong! All Is Well. The Hated BOE Is Gone. Or Is It?

We have been waiting for Don McChesney’s thoughtful, reasoned commentary regarding the most recent actions concerning the DeKalb County Schools Board of Education.  We are going to print it in full here, with permission.  However, we encourage you to leave … Continue reading

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Hide the children, the politicians are at work

Below is a new post at Don McChesney’s blog. Don is the former District 3 board member who  lost his BOE seat to Marshall Orson in the recent summer elections. MY, MY, things are moving rapidly over at the ol’ school … Continue reading

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A Word to the Wise

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This is directed to Nancy Jester, Pam Speaks, Jim McMahan, Marshall Orson and Melvin Johnson: It’s time to get out of Dodge while you can. Yesterday, Michael Thurmond [more Friends-and-Family] talked with reporters when leaving the Palace where he had … Continue reading

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Don McChesney talks about electing the board chair

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District 2 board rep Don McChesney has posted a very enlightening blog post about the process of electing the board chair. It seems that interested members are already vying for the position. Read more from Don here: Board Chair Elections. … Continue reading

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