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My thoughts exactly.
This is insane. Do Newton County Schools have the leadership that is required to put a stop to this nonsense? Your lack of decisive leadership has allowed this wound to fester for far too long. The infection is spreading and before long no one at your central office will be respected by the citizens of your community. Good teachers will leave to find employment in counties that respect and support them. Decent families will leave to find a school system they can trust. Companies will look elsewhere for employees and location.
What does it take to make you all wake up? How in the world did the Citizen get a copy of an email that was sent to members of the BOE and superintendent? The article makes no mention of a copy being sent to the citizen. Why hasn't the superintendent told LC not to speak to the media? Why hasn't her attorney counseled her to remain silent until this is settled? Is it incompetence on their parts, or is she a loose cannon that will continue to dig herself deeper and deeper into a hole with reckless disregard to the citizens of Newton County?
I am sorry about your public school experience. However, a single experience in the backwoods of Georgia, in the seventies, hardly makes you the self proclaimed expert. Teaching, for most educators, is a calling. There are far better ways to earn a paycheck. Most educators dream of being a positive influence for the young people they teach. They want their students to become critical thinkers who question the veracity of what read and hear. They want them to be curious about the world and all that entails. They want students who respect and deserve to be respected. They want the support of their administration, parents, and community to help them achieve their goals. Unfortunately, as in all occupations, there are some bad apples who give those who truly care a bad name. I myself have seen excellent administrators and teachers, but I have also been witness to the effects of mediocre or poor administrators and teachers. It is difficult to undo the damage done by ineffective administrators and teachers, but it can be done when dealt with in a timely manner. The longer a wound is left to fester, the less likely it is to heal without a scar.
Thank you for so eloquently stating the obvious.
Are you telling us that the GBI is threatening people? Who are these employees you speak of? For whom do they work? Why has the ACLU been notified?
You really need to get the school secretary to edit your writing before you hit submit. Commas and apostrophes make written expression so much more meaningful.
She might consider the remarks made in this column to be ridicule. Watch out Darrell, you may have inadvertently made yourself a target. I hope not.:))
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