Category Archives: Education in the South

In the soup with “Supes”

We have been receiving quite a lot of mail about this company called “Supes” that, similar to the Broad Academy that brought us Dr. Atkinson, ‘trains’ superintendents and other ‘leaders’ for school districts. Below is a link to a nearly … Continue reading

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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

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Gov. Deal’s overhaul list of failing schools gets mixed reactions

“I believe the governor’s proposed plan is just in the exploratory phase, but we should hear it out,” said Orson. “We have to do something. Parents at failing schools in this district and across the state are eager to find the solution, whatever that may be. As more and more meetings pop up across the county and state on this issue, I expect them to be well attended by parents looking for answers.” Continue reading

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Legislation To Help Failing Schools In DeKalb

From the Fact Checker blog >> Governor Deal unveiled a plan Wednesday allowing the state to assume management and operations of failing schools. This post was adapted from How Nathan Deal’s bid to rescue failing schools would work by Greg … Continue reading

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Meeting notes suggest DeKalb Super won’t budge on charter cluster idea

From “Decaturish”… DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Michael Thurmond this week met with representatives of a group that wants to create a Druid Hills Charter Cluster. The meeting at first seemed like a sign that the superintendent was reconsidering his opposition … Continue reading

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