Tag Archives: Mark Elgart

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

‘Optimal School District Size’

Reposted with permission from Nancy Jester’s blog: “We had some fascinating education headlines last week.  Perhaps none more interesting than the report of comments made by Mark Elgart, CEO of AdvancED, the accreditation conglomerate that owns many regional accreditors including … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Cuts, Charter School, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., Nancy Jester, SACS/Accreditation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments

SACS does not have to produce open records

Due to the fact that they are a private, non-profit company, SACS does not have to comply with Open Records. Although Sam Olens disagrees, we think a change in law is necessary. If a private company has the power to … Continue reading

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Mark Elgart speaks up

From the Dunwoody Reporter: The regional school accrediting agency has taken issue with the actions of members of metro Atlanta school boards, including DeKalb County’s school board. Reporter Newspapers asked Mark Elgart, chief executive officer of AdvancED, parent of an … Continue reading

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It’s a small DeKalb after all!

Let’s play a game of Connect the Dots . . . By now, we all know about the 15-count indictment of DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis. We remember that a former DeKalb Superintendent and COO were indicted in 2010 and their … Continue reading

Posted in DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Education in the South, Fraud & Corruption, Friends-and-Family, GA Legislature / Laws / O.C.G.A., SACS/Accreditation, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 89 Comments