November 12, 2012
I live in Gwinnett where the gestapo superintendent listens no NO ONE except politicians and land developers. Where an elementary school is built in the shadow of a major landfill. Where nicely balanced school districts are split into rich schools and a poor schools. Where the poor schools are ruled by 'virtual' dropouts; those allowed to attend so they can meet the requirements for a drivers license but have otherwise given up on graduating and instead constantly clown, disrupt, and corrupt each day, making it impossible for others to succeed. Where the administration is bound and gagged by collectivists rules and regulations and can do nothing. Where my children see drug activity on an almost daily basis but somehow the administration sees and does nothing.
Do I believe the amendment is the right thing for the Georgia school system? I'm torn. I hear the compelling arguments about funding and control by an unelected committee. But if it forces superintendents to climb down from their dictator thrones and actually start listening to parents in order to COMPETE and survive, it is not a bad thing! Choice is good for the customer and the customers are the children.
In response to:
On Tuesday night, Georgia's voters settled a much-discussed dispute over the state's power to charter independent public schools.