Tag Archives: school funding

Shockingly, the DeKalb School District left over 300 state-funded teaching jobs on the plate

It’s true. DeKalb County Schools administrators left the opportunity — and the monies — to hire more than 300 additional state-funded teachers on the table. Here’s the scoop:  The state funds teaching positions earned by school districts according to a complicated … Continue reading

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School Employees Who Don’t Teach

From the Fact Checker >> The National Center For Education Statistics released Back To School Statistics. From 1970 to 2010, in the United States student enrollment increased by a modest 7.8%, while the number of public-school teachers increased by 60%. … Continue reading

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Something does not compute

Again and again, we are told that things are going so much better with Thurmond and the (mostly) Governor-appointed school board at the helm – and some things are better.  Our credit rating has greatly improved. We have been taken … Continue reading

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The numbers tell the story

We downloaded the 2013 enrollment numbers for DeKalb from the state DOE’s website. This document lists enrollment and demographic data for each public school in DeKalb county. We simplified the chart to make it more readable and began to see … Continue reading

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Serious Concerns About Tonight’s Agenda

About the agenda for the March 20, 2013 (tonight) board meeting – we have some serious concerns. Looking at the reports, nothing much seems to have changed.  We are shocked that Michael Thurmond is not doing his job as superintendent … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Education Meetings, DeKalb County [GA] Board of Education, DeKalb County, Georgia, Fraud & Corruption, Friends-and-Family, Jim McMahan, Michael Thurmond, School Construction, SPLOST IV, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 26 Comments