Category Archives: Education in the South

School district ordered to return federal grants

By Ty Tagami at the AJC >> The DeKalb County School District has been ordered to return $2.1 million to a federal anti-poverty program because it failed to show that it allocated the money as required. The Georgia Department of … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, DeKalb County, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Education in the South, Fraud & Corruption, Friends-and-Family, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Michael Thurmond, Superintendent Search | Tagged , | 16 Comments

A most interesting discussion from the Feb 2, 2015 board meeting

Now, I know what a board is, and I’ve been a professional for many, many years. And I’m going to be respected and not disrespected. You can have the Jester grin – whatever you want, and be one – but not here today.
-Dr. Joyce Morley dressing down co-board member, Stan Jester Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Michael Thurmond, Stan Jester, Teacher Contracts | Tagged , , , , | 65 Comments

Even PTA Council 11th district is seeking to downsize

In what we see as an admission that DeKalb County School District is much to large to remain equitable, District 11 of the Georgia PTA Council sent out the following survey letter to their representatives, stating the reasons for desiring to … Continue reading

Posted in DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, DeKalb’s Parent Councils United (PCU), Education in the South, Georgia Education, Georgia Independent Schools, Good News!, Redistricting | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Again, the subject of international supply teachers

So! The AJC has posted an in-depth look at these multi-million dollar contracts DeKalb and other school districts hand over to these companies that supply international teachers to school districts. Interesting article. Read it here if you have the secret … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Education in the South, Friends-and-Family, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia Independent Schools, Uncategorized | Tagged | 4 Comments

HR 4 – Independent School Systems: Explained by Stan Jester, District 1 DCSS School Board Representative

Originally posted by Stan Jester at the Fact Checker (Mildly edited by DSW2) Our most recently ratified state constitution, ratified in 1983, is Georgia’s 10th constitution and our nation’s youngest. [Although Georgia, formed in 1733 was the 4th state admitted … Continue reading

Posted in DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia Education, Georgia Independent Schools, Good News!, School Funding, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments