Category Archives: Fraud & Corruption

The more things change, the more they stay the same …

Today’s headline: State Rep. Tyrone Brooks, D-Atlanta, resigned his seat in the Legislature on Thursday before pleading guilty to one count of tax fraud and no contest to five counts of wire and mail fraud. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) No surprise really. … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, Co-conspirators, Fraud & Corruption | Tagged | 4 Comments

School Choice Technology FAIL!

In case you are not familiar with the School Choice operations for DeKalb County Schools, there is an enrollment period every year in February, followed by a lottery in March or April.   Parents who wish to apply for a spot … Continue reading

Posted in Charter School, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, Fraud & Corruption, Friends-and-Family, Georgia Education, Technology | Tagged , , , | 23 Comments

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

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

Posted in Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, DeKalb County, Fraud & Corruption, Georgia | Tagged , , , | 34 Comments

My [2015 DeKalb Schools] Budget Concerns

Posted by Kirk Lunde at the Tucker Patch, June 12, 2014 at 11:36 AM I would like to follow up last week’s red-faced rant to the BOE and subsequent post about international teachers with some context from the last five … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, Fraud & Corruption, Friends-and-Family, School Funding, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 32 Comments