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The article mentions both sides discussing the existing state appeals process – the one you just claimed doesn’t exit. It’s not like you missed some obscure statement, because the current appeals process has been in effect for thirteen years and was used twice right here in Gwinnett County.
This is an excellent piece, Mr. Reddy. You have not only accurately mined facts from a mountain of propaganda, but also managed to include both sides’ position while avoiding the misinformation that appears almost daily. Thank you.
The statements that amendment supporters claimed damaged their position have just been ruled as honest, factual answers to questions asked by taxpayers.
Do you really need to know anything more about the people trying to trick you into changing our constitution?
No, those of us snickering at the word “empire” understand the English language. An empire is where controlling power is in the hands of a very small group. A local BOE has authority, but its members have no power as individuals because they are elected by the people and can be replaced at any time, so the power lies with the people. The only way to replace leadership in a political empire is armed rebellion.
You support creating a commission that is appointed by a board whose members are themselves, appointed. Worse, you support permanently giving this commission power superior to that of elected officials. The entire notion flies in the face of democracy.
Delk is suing the “Education Empire,” a phrase he uses frequently in his complaint. This Education Empire, according to Delk, is comprised of all school systems in Georgia, the teachers unions (?), several associations “and others.”
The complaint is that schools systems are using taxpayers’ money to do things like distribute political material. Delk’s solution to this problem is to have all school systems spend more taxpayers’ money to distribute more political material, only this time, the material will be written by his clients. I swear I’m not making this up.
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Glenn Delk is worried about public officials making statements, while charter schools send both teachers and students to rallies?
Delk’s six or eight clients are going to be sorry their attorney opened up this can of worms because if it’s injunctions they want, then injunctions they shall have.
The difference is, a former Commissioner and others are already in prison and another former Commissioner and others are on their way. Compare this to the Georgia Charter Schools Commission members who ripped us off for millions of dollars. Not only did they walk because it was “legal” for a time, but they are the very same people pushing this amendment. That should scare you. If we mung our constitution and give these people what they want, even Danny Porter won’t be able to root out the corruption because we will have legalized corruption and cronyism at the highest level. Please reconsider your position.
What we stand to lose with this amendment is our voice in government. While people in other parts of the world rebel against their governments to establish their right to vote, some of you here are willing to throw away what we have by taking authority away from elected officials and handing it to a politically appointed group. If you think elected officials turn a deaf ear, it’s pure folly to believe a political group that you can’t vote out of office will care at all about you.
The first Commission took millions in state funding away from kids enrolled in Gwinnett schools and gave to their own pet schools. The only way we could stop them was the lawsuit. If our constitution is changed, there will be no stopping them.
Make no mistake, this isn’t about education; it’s about power – your power to control our government.
So much for yelling, "FREEZE OR I'LL SHOOT!"
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