Category Archives: Superintendent Cheryl Howell Atkinson

Hide the children, the politicians are at work

Below is a new post at Don McChesney’s blog. Don is the former District 3 board member who  lost his BOE seat to Marshall Orson in the recent summer elections. MY, MY, things are moving rapidly over at the ol’ school … Continue reading

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The vortex of DeKalb: A long, slow flush

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As Yogi Berra used to say, “It’s déjà vu all over again!” Yes, folks, welcome to the perpetual vortex called DeKalb. We have been living one long, never-ending Groundhog Day for over a decade now. We’ve enjoyed a 10 year … Continue reading

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A Word to the Wise

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This is directed to Nancy Jester, Pam Speaks, Jim McMahan, Marshall Orson and Melvin Johnson: It’s time to get out of Dodge while you can. Yesterday, Michael Thurmond [more Friends-and-Family] talked with reporters when leaving the Palace where he had … Continue reading

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So, let’s say Atkinson really did quit… who would be the best replacement?

Rumors are flying that Cheryl Atkinson has quit her $250,000 post as the superintendent of DeKalb County Schools.  Maureen Downey’s blog at the AJC speculates the resignation and has over 100 comments. If it’s true (which we are beginning to … Continue reading

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Success For Whom???

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DeKalb School Watch received this essay from a concerned educator, currently working for DeKalb County Schools.  As always we exercised our right to edit whatever we publish, while taking care to maintain the tone and the point of the essay. … Continue reading

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