Category Archives: Georgia Independent Schools

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

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Response to the Response to the Superintendent’s Report

The original writer of the Response to the Superintendent’s Report has written a follow-up response.  We invite the dialogue to continue on this thread … ie: Does DeKalb School District need to redistrict? Does our Board have the guts to … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Georgia Independent Schools, Michael Thurmond, Redistricting | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 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

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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

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Does Class Size Matter?

Reposted from the Fact Checker. DSW Note: We are at least happy to see that Atlanta Public Schools is in discussion with their new (highly qualified) superintendent about issues like improving student achievement. They have come a long way. We … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, Charter School, Charter School Amendment, Common Core Curriculum, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, DeKalb School Board Elections, Education in the South, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Georgia Education, Georgia Independent Schools, Michael Thurmond | Tagged , , , , | 17 Comments