CadyJackson 1 year, 6 months ago on Obama, Romney clash on economy in first debate

Actually, if you WATCHED the debate, you would know that a coin was tossed, and Obama got to go first, and Romney got to go last. Wow the koolaid is strong with you.


CadyJackson 1 year, 6 months ago on Newton students below state, nation on SAT

So, was this count of Math II EOCT done before or after the second try in the summer?


CadyJackson 1 year, 7 months ago on Alcovy High student charged in marijuana-laced brownie incident

Sorry, Del. Sticking your head in the sand is what Dr. Clamp did best. He was just marking time until he finally could retire with full benefits. Whatley only followed his lead, because he, too, was close to retirement.


CadyJackson 1 year, 7 months ago on Newton Chamber president asks columnist to stop writing

Speechless. So Mr. Hart is ashamed our schools as well, but SHHHH, don't tell anybody, and maybe the problem will go away.

The fact is that Jeff Meadors is attempting to get the word out that YES SIR we do have a problem with our schools. He is not sticking his head in the sand and ignoring the problem. He is attempting to get the public involved to motivate our elected officials to do SOMETHING to address the issues, instead of putting a bandaid on them. It may not be the best course of action, but when you have lame board members who refuse to address problems and administration that looks the other way at continual infractions, taking it to the public screams of last a ditch effort of a solitary soldier trying to save our schools.

I'm sorry Mr. Hall is ashamed of Newton County schools. WE SHOULD ALL BE ASHAMED that NCSS has been allowed to flounder for so long, and I don't mean just since 2009--it's been going on for many years earlier than that.



CadyJackson 1 year, 7 months ago on Newton still looking for first score

Someone PLEASE explain to me why Newton is in the same region as Valdosta and Lowndes? These schools are over 4 hours away. Are there no other schools closer than that? The same goes for Eastside. The majority of schools in their region are over three hours away. What kind of rational is that?


CadyJackson 1 year, 7 months ago on Paving the trail

I was not aware that any NCSS students are allowed to walk to and from school. I have seen school buses stop within sight distance of a middle school to allow a child off.


CadyJackson 1 year, 7 months ago on Standardized testing begins next week

The ITBS has been given to students in the state of Georgia at least since the early 80s. It, like the CoGAT, are benchmarking tests. These tests measure where a student ranks according to a set standard, and allows a teacher to adjust her/his lesson plans according to the needs of the students. There is no grading, and the test means nothing as far as pass/fail. Why is setting a standard so upsetting?


CadyJackson 1 year, 7 months ago on Hall: 21 industries considering a move to Newton County

While it is wonderful that companies are looking at Newton County as a source for low-paying manufacturing jobs, I would like to see more companies like Baxter, who will bring higher paying jobs. There are a few of us here who actually hold Masters Degrees, and are tired of having to go into Atlanta in order to earn a salary commensurate with our work and education experience.


CadyJackson 1 year, 8 months ago on 20-year-old leads Newton deputies on chase after allegedly firing gun at security guard

Hold on. I don't think I'm reading this correctly. A 20 year old, who lives in Covington, driving a Jaguar, through the Enclave.

Nope. I just can't draw a conclusion here.