Category Archives: Teacher Contracts

The June 2, 2014 BOE meeting and International Teachers

by Kirk Lunde I spoke to the BOE last night during the Public Input Meeting and probably did a lousy job. I had notes ready and couldn’t use them because I was so upset by what one board member said … Continue reading

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How do you measure the worth of a teacher?

In response to the recent memo sent out by Morcease Beasley regarding the soon to be implemented Race To The Top ‘merit pay’, we wondered, “How do you measure the worth of a teacher?” How will the powers that be … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Low Teacher Morale

+++++ DeKalb County School System is in a lawsuit with their own teachers, having been served a complaint in June, 2011. In 2009, the school board – along with superintendent Crawford Lewis and later held up by Ramona Tyson as … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, Friends-and-Family, Georgia Education, Michael Thurmond, Teacher Contracts, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 52 Comments

Trust: The missing link in DeKalb County Schools

Below is a guest opinion post sent to us by the blogger formerly known as Cerebration. I just had the good fortune of attending a conference where Stephen M. R. Covey (Stephen R. Covey’s son) was a guest speaker. You … Continue reading

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Follow the money

by Nancy Jester (Reprinted with permission from her blog, “What’s Up With That?”) Follow the money. That phrase was popularized during the Watergate tumult. It is also a wise directive for all taxpayers in our state and beyond when it … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Nancy Jester, School Construction, School Funding, Teacher Contracts, Testing & AYP | Tagged , , , | 30 Comments