TheUpside

TheUpside 1 year, 4 months ago on Newton Citizen Poll for April 14, 2013

I am a former teacher and it is true. Most teachers who find they cannot handle teaching - which is a hard job and not for the faint of heart - they work as hard as they can to get "out of the classroom." They tell me to my face "I had to get out of the classroom." They sit in their offices and work on doctorates online - any wonder why adminstrators end up with more advanced degrees? They leave the building early and come in as they like - some not all to be fair - and they are able to get to classes or meetings or to online cohort group events to get their degrees. This is not to help kids be more successful this is to pad their retirement and stay out of the classroom and hopefully end up even further away from kids at the central office or the bus barn just as long as they don't have to teach. So they sit around and earn degrees and some throw away discipline referrals and make the lives of teachers hard.

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TheUpside 1 year, 5 months ago on School system expects deficit in two years

THis school board will probably hire a new superintendent who does not even want to or is not willing to even live in Newton County. Where are the published results of the community survey? What did the community have to say about the new super hire? Is this board going to listen to our input or ignore it? Was the survey just for fun? I want to know if they are considering any candidates who refuse to live in Newton County?

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TheUpside 1 year, 5 months ago on School board chair explains SPLOST projects

@ontoday. I sense desperation to take focus away from truth. There are some wanting to bust up Eastside. It goes way back. Vote NO to stop it dead. The original November docs state there is an urgent necessity to replace it.

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TheUpside 1 year, 5 months ago on County officials speak out about SPLOST language

Thank you men for standing up. I was so confused by the language when I voted early so voted no on it. It was too vague.

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TheUpside 1 year, 5 months ago on Proponent, opponent for Newton SPLOST speak at forum

@Bemused - you clearly jump to conclusions. What if they had a conflict or what if they play by the rules? It was not a school board event but a majority of the board showed up to comment publicly about a public matter. Check the law on Open Meetings.

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TheUpside 1 year, 6 months ago on SPLOST could purchase safety equipment, help property taxes

I voted NO today early. NO NEW TAXES and NO extended TAXES for a school board who gives away 70K to quitters and who overlooks 500K in stadium lights and who maxed out our millage rate on their own dime.

Fix it yourselves and live within your means. The sky is not falling, Gary, and you all will spend all we give you and save none. If we give you 1000000000 you will spend it.

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TheUpside 1 year, 6 months ago on Tuesday's BOC meeting canceled: Work session on firearms discharge to be held at later date

I would like to see the BOC cut funding to the Chamber. There are what like 8 people over there. The work climate is negative. The big dog alientates people from Covington to Atlanta. If you knew how legislators laugh about his growth model you would understand. It is time for new leadership at the Chamber of Commerce and we do not need to replace the one who just resigned (that alone is an interesting story). The hallucinations about the Baxter halo are old and worn out and Morgan Co. officials will tell you they are not moving the Baxter execs to Newton County schools. Bless you all let's save dollars and cut spending.

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