Ellen April 20, 2014 at 09:26 am
I think you are wearing rose colored classes. The best teachers are leaving DeKalb. Just thisRead More week, found out five superstar teachers from our high school aren't coming back. None retiring, most leaving for other systems. Three are in hard to fill subject areas and all three were also certified to teach AP classes. So perhaps things are better, but there is still soooo much fat at the central office and so many friends and family that things are still pretty darn bad. Also, the tutorials that he bragged about have been implemented differently at every high school I have researched. I think he is full of hot air. (And so do most parents who really understand what is happening._
Kirk Lunde April 20, 2014 at 03:15 pm
Ellen, I completely agree Mr. Thurmond is full of hot air. I am aware that teachers continue toRead More leave the system. I am also aware the teachers being hired are not of the same quality as those leaving. I don't blame any teacher for leaving if they can secure a job which pays more. Not everything is great yet and the district has a long way to go before the Superintendent's goal of becoming a "model urban school district" is realized. It won't happen before he leaves. However, the fact remains the district is in better shape and moving in the right direction. When you are at the bottom of a pit, it is still dark when you start to climb out. DeKalb County Schools have hit the bottom and have begun the climb.
gdfo April 18, 2014 at 11:29 am
If people knew where the vineyard is and what other wineries were around it, they would appreciateRead More the price tag more. Usually it IS a very good wine. For that price it is a wonderful wine. What is the supply situation for that vintage?
Kirk Lunde April 16, 2014 at 10:51 am
I just spoke to Maria Balaif from Leadership DeKalb who explained the "Its For ThemRead More DeKalb" project to me. The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta was concerned the earlier primary election date, May 20, would not allow for people to be informed enough about the candidates to make educated decisions. They looked for a non-profit organization which has the ability to organize and communicate and partnered with Leadership DeKalb. The goal of the Its For Them DeKalb project is to make information about the BOE candidates easily accessible to all the citizens of DeKalb via their website. To that end, over 7 hours of video was shot of 20 of the candidates (2 did not participate). Those videos will be posted when the website is officially launched on April 22. In addition, all candidates were sent a questionnaire. The responses will be also be posted on the 22nd. I have seen the questionnaire. It is not fluff and the answers will allow voters to see the differences between the candidates. I am looking forward to reading the responses. Hopefully, Its For Them DeKalb will continue to do voter education for future elections.
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gdfo April 15, 2014 at 04:39 pm
Obviously, you were stolen by gypsies from Switzerland and taken to Germany when you were young.Read More Those Swiss, I tell ya, you gotta be on guard around them.
Pam Reich Hopper April 15, 2014 at 05:18 pm
How did you know???
gdfo April 16, 2014 at 07:05 am
"How did you know??? " 'cuz you type with an Italian accent! Seriously, many of yourRead More recipes go well with Germanic white wines. That includes Alsatian wines and I might include some Hungarian wines but there are not many here anymore. When you look at most wine retailers you will find lots of chardonnay and cabernet and merlot, Americans like a style of wine with prominent fruit qualities. Not so in much of the world. Even some Italian red wines have become more fruit forward and use American Oak to bring out that quality.
Kenneth Stepp April 15, 2014 at 07:58 am
Actions always follow profit. The Prison System is privately owned by global corporations thatRead More employee lobbyists. Judges and other judicial bodies are paid "incentives" to keep them full. Between big pharma and these prison owners. Many things are kept illegal, so there are laws to violate. Since this is tax day, and you are talking about freedom. I would be remiss if I didn't mention that if we have, on average, 40 years of production in us, and in one tax or another, half of our income is taken by force. Then for about 20 years, we are indeed slaves. Add the national debt we all owe and it is around September before we are actually working for ourselves. Freedom never felt so......
Kenneth Stepp April 15, 2014 at 07:59 am
Great article by the way.
Carl Petersen III April 15, 2014 at 09:58 am
Kenneth Stepp April 15, 2014 at 07:59 AM "Great article by the way."Read More ___________________________________________________ Thanks.