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State releases school report cards; Jefferson, Madison, Oconee schools shine

As a former Clark County teacher I am not surprised at the results. Gaines Elem is below even some of the worst schools in Atlanta Public Schools. There is no discipline at the school. Students that want to learn, cant because of all the disruptions. Hit a teacher, cuss at a teacher, throw a chair, and you are back in the same classroom 20 min later. And you are told to quit writing the student up. At Clarke Central there is open pot smoking and the admin knows about it, it keeps some of the more violent student calm during the day. How in the world could our National Prinicipal of the year come from such a low-performing school? Does not make sense. Lanoue is very good at pulling the wool over everybodys eyes. I wish that Cobb Supt. job would open up soon.

posted @ Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 09:05

Is the sky falling?

Why did on line Athens disable thre comments section about Coach Adams and his being honored by the chamber of commerce? Are you afraid his feeling might be hurt? Wow that is censorship at its worst.

posted @ Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 16:55

Congressman Broun announces bid for Senate

Straight from the pit of hell, I guess the tea partyers will have something to rally around. God help us

posted @ Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 20:19

Athens man on bond for 23 burglaries cuts off ankle monitor a second time

Please dont say "the judge" tell us who the judge is. we have have got to put a stop to this mess of letting criminals do what ever they want. He will be on the streets again, very soon. I thought Burgalary was a felony. what happenned to the 3 strikes and you are in prison for life? I want some answers.

posted @ Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 20:11

Rolling Ridge continues to thrive as Athens illegal drug market

How about unmarked police cars? I will be glad to loan you mine. Another thought, these kids from these neighborhoods go to Clarke County Schools. what do you think the 15 year old that is running drugs does in school? He creates turmoil, same as what we read in the paper every day.

posted @ Monday, February 4, 2013 - 16:01

Convicted Athens gang member eats pot during traffic stop

I really would like some answers as to why he was not in jail. Will he serve 2 more and then be out again? Would the Banner Herald do an article and interview some court officials and give us a answer? I hope you would.

posted @ Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 12:21

Teen arrested at Athens middle School

As a former teacher in Clarke County, you cannot not imagine the lack of respect, the foul language, the racist administration in most of the schools. It will never get any better untill a complete house cleaning. This will not happen untill citizens run for the Board of Education. I will be a candidate for my district when the seat is up for reelection. I will probably not win, but I will get the issues out in the open.

posted @ Friday, February 1, 2013 - 12:13

Teen arrested at Athens middle School

@TeeWee: And you think any classroom instruction is going on? What rights to other students have to actually get an education. She will be in jail at 18 anyway. shes has no consequences for her actions, there are no consequences for students in clark county schools.

posted @ Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 17:43

Teen arrested at Athens middle School

As a former teacher at the school, I can tell you this is a weekly, sometimes daily occurence at this school. The student will be back in School by Monday. All the billboards in the world can cannot cover up what is really happenning in many of the Clarke county Schools. Just like all the cover ups that have happenned at the Central Office. We were told explanations were coming, where are they? It is truly a sad situation. It will all come out when the superindent goes back to Cobb County as their new superindent. He will have all kinds of fake statistics and glowing figures on how he has reduced the disciplinary write-ups. At a meeting with the principals, they were told to keep a close watch(intimadate) teachers that were actually writing students up. Wake Up Board of Education

posted @ Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 17:34

Two more leave Clarke schools human resources department

I know why the last 2 had to resign.

posted @ Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 18:02

Two more leave Clarke schools human resources department

I can tell you that at Gaines Elem they were 13 teachers that left at the end of last year. Only 1 went to another CC school. There may be many other racial discrimination suits to come. We are headed in the direction of Clayton County. Ask any parent who has had a child at Whit Davis under the previous leadership there.

posted @ Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 17:52

Two more leave Clarke schools human resources department

As a teacher who has just left the system, something is terribly wrong in the county office. They refuse to even follow their own attorney's advice. Lanoue said at the time the first 3 were let go, that more infomation would be forth coming. It never was. It is a sad state of affairs that we have a newspaper that is afraird to write a fact based article because Lanoue has a relationship with the owner of the paper. Wake up and demand answers. I will be contacting my Bd of Education member Monday morning.

posted @ Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 12:06

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