Probably couldn't spell south if you spotted him the s, o, and u.posted @ Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 20:08
"In Clarke County, we've spent tens of millions of dollars on new facilities, yet our children's achievement levels are no better than they were in the older buildings."
I doubt anyone who has read any of the literature on educational acheivement would believe that new buildings will make any difference. But, the failure of even a large proportion of students to meet expectations does not mean that the Clarke County School system should not replace worn out, and in some cases poorly constructed buildings like the ones that have been replaced recently. Where some students attended most classes in portable buildings and other spaces in the school were falling apart, something had to be done. The old building at Timothy Road Elementary was constantly needing expensive maintenance on mechanical systems and the portables were actually some of the better classroom space.
Most studies show that the most important determinant of a child's peformance in school is the parents' (and particularly the mother's) level of education. What we need to talk about is how to break the cycle where generations of families do not value education, largely because they neither understand the importance nor know how to help their children.posted @ Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 17:35
I suppose these lockers weren't the kind that lock?posted @ Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 06:46
We are all hoping for the best. Treatment of this type injury has come a long way. Researchers and surgeons in this area are doing amazing things.posted @ Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 12:59
What kind of permit do you need for something like that?posted @ Monday, April 11, 2011 - 11:04
If these are the mysteries of life you ponder, I'm sorry, so, so, sorry.posted @ Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 17:24
Nothing surprises me any more. Anyone faced with temptation (physical, monetary, or otherwise) has a certain probability of succumbing. For some the probability is low; others high; and many in between. The probability for any one person may change from day to day, but it's always present. That's just human nature at work.posted @ Friday, March 4, 2011 - 16:38
There's already a web site the group can use. Just needs a new name and logo.posted @ Friday, February 25, 2011 - 09:56
There's a fellow over in Dadeville, Alabama who can help with clearing trees, maybe in 5 to 10 years.posted @ Friday, February 18, 2011 - 09:22
He looks absolutley like the redneck from central casting.posted @ Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 22:06
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more