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I am quite angry - with our school board, not Mr. Lane (he does not have a doctorate) nor DHS. I don't believe he has any complaints with Duluth. So, being appointed to the "largest school in the state" is not a promotion?
Duluth constituents complain that no announcement was made at DHS. Neither PTSA officers nor local school council leaders were informed by GCPS or DHS, though PTSA funds are spent on the parent communications system (that GCPS uses for propaganda, lobbying, etc.). Apparently, word spread among staff and constituents when GCPS posted the announcement on facebook at 4:30 Friday afternoon. Because of the timing, there was no DHS nor GCPS personnel available for comment. Many feel that this is a promotion for Mr. Lane because he has shown he can "go along to get along" with Superintendent Wilbanks and Board Member Murphy. It is also seen by many as retaliation against Duluth constituents and city leaders for showing opposition to multiple controversial issues - unfair student reassignments, funding of Chamber of Commerce lobbyists, lack of transparancy/sunshine law violations, athletic recruitment/permissive transfer, teacher leave policy and procedures, land deals, school building locations, etc.
Agreed, but it doesn't look promising does it? Look at the members of the steering committee and their past "contributions" of our taxpayer $. Campaigning and Lobbying for SPLOST, incumbent school board members and paying their own out of the Gwinnett County Schools budget.
"I have always thought that any group of neighbors and friends who come together around a table will resolve political differences and find solutions more efficiently than any room full of career politicians." -Jen Falk, "In My Wildest Dreams" blog.
I love the new homepage at votejenfalk.com! Republicans for Jen Falk!
"There is no sin in board members being unified. When has that ever been a problem? Those who say there's a need for lack of unity misunderstand what a school board is all about and would not bring much to the table."
If GCPS had not spent millions in taxpayer money suing Ivy Prep, we wouldn't need an amendment in the first place! GCPS has NEVER approved an independently requested charter school. Look at the GCPS charters that siphon off the cream from our community schools. Then, look at Ivy Prep. http://int.ivyprepacademy.org/why-ivy-prep/
The world-wide destination Imagination Program (creative problem solving) has an outreach program. I know teams in the past have addressed this issue in their schools without a cost to the schools. Several years ago, the Duluth High School team addressed recycling in their tournaments and researched, collected, and delivered all the tournament generated recyclables to Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful. On a national level at the University of Tennesse, they found that all the lunch trays, utensils, food scraps, etc. are "compostable". And, for breakfast and dinner, the food and paper scraps go in the bins and everything else is washed. Those big washers sterilize huge loads in about a minute with very efficient soap/water. Anyway, maybe one of the current DI teams could solve this problem for GCPS?
Am I the racist? Please explain because I can't see how race, much less racism, factors into my comment. Who knows, maybe our superintendent and school board members will from a "civilized society" with the other groups. They just haven't shown much history of playing nice with others.
Also, are you familiar with Ivy Prep?
"The opposition coalition announced Tuesday includes associations of teachers, parents, superintendents and local school board members, along with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the NAACP and other civil rights organizations."
Based on past experiences, this coalition group sounds more like the "Hunger Games". I wonder who the "tributes" from each will be. Oh right, it's the children . . . silly me.
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