I would like know which teachers have been receiving seniority increases because it certainly has not been the teachers who have been in the profession the longest. Georgia penalizes its teachers with the most experience by stopping any step increases after year twenty. Consequently, I have not had any increase in pay for the last seven years. Now my retirement pay is going to drop three percent?
Thank you for the appreciation and for the respect, state legislature. And when I leave the profession in December, you can explain to my students why their teacher is gone.
Sadly, the inmate appears to be running the asylum. Someone needs to shut his stupid mouth.posted @ Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 11:29
@Zeb: What is WRONG with you?posted @ Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 10:39
Someone needs to ask Mr. Lanoue what his perks as superintendent are... For instance, ask him what his yearly car allowance is. I understand that it is about half of a paraprofessional's annual salary. Disgusting! If he gave up that particular perk, maybe someone's job could be salvaged.posted @ Friday, April 13, 2012 - 08:50
It is appalling that the list of people getting axed did not include even one district level administrator. And WHY is that the case? Because in education, the higher-ups always take care of the higher-ups. The people who actually do all of the important work are the ones who continue to get stomped on.
There are worker bees; there are queen bees. Teachers and paraprofessionals are the worker bees...The queen bees are the ones who couldn't cut it in the classroom, yet they have the highest salaries and the easiest jobs. Go figure...posted @ Friday, April 13, 2012 - 00:20
I hope the money that Oconee teachers have lost through furlough days is being used to fund the county's employees' bonuses. If that is the case, then the money is being put to good use.posted @ Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 01:16
Eve Carson kept talking even after being shot several times? She was probably pleading for her life.
What heartless evil animals. When they do exit this life, I hope they burn in HELL for eternity.
Heartbreaking. Once again.posted @ Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 20:36
Incredibly talented. Horribly addicted. Sadly, the addictions won.posted @ Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 21:22
@Its_almost_over_HUH: What is WRONG with you? Have you always been the insensitive jerk that your post portrays you to be?posted @ Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 22:09
Unfortunately, excessive alcohol can make otherwise perfectly normal people do incredibly stupid things. If this was her first alcohol-induced stupid thing, I hope it will not ruin her young career and her young life. If this is one of a number of like incidents, I hope she will get the help she obviously needs.
I'm glad to see a minimum of stone-casting from everyone who is commenting. Classy!
Awwwww. I think every female Baby Boomer in her young years was driven wild by his adorable smirk/smile!posted @ Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 10:23
What a generous and selfless family- to reach out to others during their profound grief. May the compassion and kindness they have shown come back to them again and again and again.posted @ Friday, July 8, 2011 - 18:29
I hope she will disappear from the media radar so that we will never again have to hear her name. I hope that if she writes a book, no one will buy it. I especially hope that she will never have another child.posted @ Friday, July 8, 2011 - 00:20
Bravo to this young man!posted @ Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 17:55
She is a high school drop-out, a compulsive liar, a master manipulator, and a baby killer. Hopefully, the remainder of her life will be hell on earth.posted @ Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 17:53
@schaeffer: I'm wondering if you are an educator and if you have actual first-hand knowledge and support of your accusation. It is my experience as an educator that schools and/or parents suggest testing and diagnosis of children in an effort to HELP them to be successful in school, NOT "to either avoid their test scores from being included, or to get more funding to support them."
You can stuff your skepticism.
@concerned citizen in athens: You must be the poster child for INSENSITIVE.posted @ Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 08:10
@shootamoon: I think the parents are as mean as the kid.posted @ Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 16:35
@shootamoon: I think the parents are as mean as the kid.posted @ Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 16:34
What kind of defense can his lawyer present?posted @ Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 01:24
Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that mom and baby have been found and are safe- kidnapped by a man and a midwife who delivered the baby. Midwife has been arrested; man is on the run. VERY strange story.posted @ Monday, May 30, 2011 - 11:47
So sad.posted @ Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:25
What goes around comes around.posted @ Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 19:24
@PatrickRCleburne: Sadly, that is true, too.posted @ Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 21:26
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Rep. Regina Quick, R-Athens, was one of two local delegates to score less than an "A+" in the Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative score card. She and I played phone tag Monday when I was reporting the story and I wasn't able to get her comments in a timely fashion. Instead, she sent over this statement Wednesday morning and she did not mince her words. (Links and italicized portions are my own; otherwise, it's as she wrote it.) Dear Friends: read more
The committee opted Tuesday night to put off deciding on the ordinance until, at the earliest, its next meeting. Of note: The Athens-Clarke County attorney highlighted that the proposed times are, in essence, placeholders for the commission to change or keep as it pleases. Full text of the Use of Public Right-of-Ways ordinance draft is below. read more