Category Archives: Gene Walker

#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

John Evans illustrates why we are so discouraged about the future of DeKalb schools

From Stan Jester’s Fact Checker blog >> John Evans, President of the NAACP DeKalb County Branch, pled before the school board this week to look past qualifications and a “straight forward bid process” and hire a “black firm”. Evans said, … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, Friends-and-Family, Gene Walker, Georgia Education, Georgia Independent Schools, Stan Jester, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 60 Comments

Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Removal of DeKalb Board of Education

From the AJC: The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld the law used by Gov. Nathan Deal to suspend members of the DeKalb County school board. Deal had suspended six members of the nine-member board in February after the … Continue reading

Posted in DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Gene Walker | Tagged , , | 40 Comments

Big news day for DeKalb Schools

Several DCSS news items have hit the [newsstands] today. These items follow the big debate on the Georgia Gang Sunday, where Dick Williams is quoted as having said, “And, the SACS report on DeKalb County was shoddy and flawed. Jeff, … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Crawford Lewis, Criminal / RICO Trials, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Fraud & Corruption, Friends-and-Family, Gene Walker, Michael Thurmond, SACS/Accreditation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 20 Comments

Interesting news from the DeKalb political network!

We are big fans of the political blog, “Peach Pundit“. They focus on statewide politics, but sometimes post bits about DeKalb schools and keep their eye on things with us. And, of course, this political connection between DeKalb schools and … Continue reading

Posted in GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Gene Walker, Michael Thurmond, SACS/Accreditation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 15 Comments