0

DCSS resignations may come soon

ALBANY -- Dougherty County School System attorney Tommy Coleman said Wednesday he was not aware of any resignations resulting from the Tuesday release of the governor's CRCT cheating report.

Coleman, however, said he expects some resignations by the time students and teachers return from the long holiday break on Jan. 5.

The report cited 11 elementary school principals in addition to 38 other DCSS staff members for either misconduct, cheating and failure of duty, or a combination of the three charges.

Coleman warned Tuesday against lumping all principals and teachers into one basket, stressing that there are "different levels of culpability" among the group.

Gov. Nathan Deal's office said Tuesday it would forward the findings to Dougherty District Attorney to determine if criminal charges were warranted on a case-by-case basis.

Greg Edwards, who earlier recused himself from School Board Member Velvet Riggins' fraud cases, said he was still mulling over his options in the CRCT situation.

"I've not recused myself (from the CRCT probe) yet," Edwards said. "I know a lot of those people. They are either friends, fellow alumni or I know them in a social sense. I am still evaluating my options and have yet to make a decision. My major concerns are making sure justice is served and maintaining the integrity of the process."

Should Edwards decide to recuse himself from the CRCT, he said he would call the State Attorney General's office and request a special prosecutor from Atlanta.

Comments

carter1971 2 years, 4 months ago

When I break the law I have to go to jail and suffer the consequences so they should have to do the same. It should not be based on who you know. Edwards should not have any say so in the case because it will be bias since he admitted upfront that he knows these people personally. Right is right and wrong is wrong so regardless if they are educated are not they should still be held accountable for their actions just like any other person

0

Spike 2 years, 4 months ago

Can't wait for the Headlines to read "BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT RESIGN!!!" What a glorious day and step forward that would be. But I think there's a better chance of h&ll freezing over.

0

waltspecht 2 years, 4 months ago

Even if they resign, still persue the legal side and the removal of their teaching credentials. Otherwise the problem will just move to another school system, either in State or out of State. Almost like the Catholic Church moving it's "PROBLEM PRIESTS" around. Deal with the problem, it's owned by this community. It shouldn't be allowed to achieve a status where it can be passed onto another area. Plus Mr. Coleman is wrong. There are no levels of culpability as all Lawyers like to stress. There is simply a rape of the school system or there isn't. You can never fix a rape, no matter what some may think. Nor will it ever be truely forgiven.

0

gotanyfacts 2 years, 4 months ago

I would disagree about levels of culpability. With respect to adminitrators, there seems to be three levels involved. (1) those who actully promoted cheating, (2) those that willfully turned a blind eye, and (3) those (few?) who strongly promoted proper testing procedures, and in spite of their leadership, cheating occured. As a retired teacher, I can assure you that some teachers attempt to work around the directives of administrators for their self interests.

0

LuLu 2 years, 4 months ago

The reasons Mr. Edwards named are reasons enough to immediately and without hesitation recuse himself from this! Why should there be any question at all? Yes, of course, we need an outside prosecutor! We can not allow this to turn into a farce like the initial internal investigation that turned up nothing! I wouldn't trust him at all in this case!

0

rodneyrouse 2 years, 4 months ago

Hey, Spike the superintendent responsible for this mess resigned, a long time ago.

0

Spike 2 years, 4 months ago

Really? Who got Daniels reinstated after the board fired her? Who's team found no evidence of wrong doing? Who was hired under a shroud of secrecy? They all need to resign. Murfree can reapply for the job once a new board is sworn in and they hold an open forum for the hiring. If Murfree is the best guy then let him compete for it rather than being the only finalist.

0

B4Real 2 years, 4 months ago

Give us all a break! The man (Mr. Edwards) is a professional and is tasked with the responsibility to be accountable to us who elected him into office. Thank you for your systematic and thorough review of the matter and not just acting like a 'hot head' as suggested @LuLu and carter1971. We appreciate and respect your honesty and expect that you will act according to the ethics of your office. Those who know you and love our city know that you will announce what the next steps are to be once you have checked with those governing offices that handle this kind of wide-spread debacle.

It pains most of us who either know some of these people; have had children who sat under their teaching and/or administration or who have had to work for these people, But there must be swift and fair justice for all. ... But most of all for our children! However, be cautioned that It will be very difficult to prosecute these people in our county because knowledge of them all is so vast. How could we seat an impartial jury - if there needed to be jury trials? How long would these cases back up our already over-extended court system? And at what cost to the taxpayers of this county? Where will the $$$ come from for substitute teachers while we pay these folks their salaries who must be put on paid leave while awaiting trials -they all have contracts and are innocent until proven guilty? What kind of substitutes will be in the classroom to provide services to our children as they prepare for 2012 Testing? Not all have confessed, you know! Is it correct that there is a $9 million dollar need in the system now - asking for SPLOST funds to be re-classified? People rather than insisting on 'hot head, knee-jerk' reactions, we'd better Pray and I mean really Pray! See we've held on to all kinds of '-isms' and wrongdoings in this town... much too long! I'm not sure whether or not the cancer of wrongdoing which started when the Board attorney and Board played hocus-pocus, a decade ago and started us down this road of incompetence and shame. Now there is enough blame to go around. We have lost a generation of children (10 years) under an administration that according to the report collected FAT checks while NOBODY was stirring the ship! This is a sad day in southwest Georgia! And citizens we have ourselves to blame! What will we do other than SQUAWK! SQUAWK!

0

KaosinAlbany 2 years, 4 months ago

Try writing the Governor and request him to step in since so many levels of our government here is corrupt. We need outside help NOW. Demand from our higher up elected officials (not Dougherty Co. elected officials) to step in and man up. As for the "hot heads" as you call them, well, they have every reason to be "hot headed" over this issue.

0

coachjohnson42 2 years, 4 months ago

Coleman is right. You cant just lump everybody together. Everybody didn't do the same thing. Those who admitted to wrong-doing should go ahead and resign. Those who are falsely accused should fight, and those who had a minor involvement need to be judged closely by a smart tribunal.

0

marykat 2 years, 4 months ago

Only having "minor involvement" is like being 'kind of pregnant". Either you are or you aren't. If you participated, then you are guilty - end of discussion.

0

herewegoagain 2 years, 4 months ago

" Those who are falsely accused should fight, and those who had a minor involvement need to be judged closely by a smart tribunal."

Those falsely accused should fight.... But either you are guilty or not... Sort of like being pregnant, you either are or are not!!

0

bubbavet 2 years, 4 months ago

YOU HAVE TO TAKE IN CONSIDERATION THE "IDIOT" WHO MADE THE STATEMENT. EITHER WAY THEY WILL STILL GET A PAYCHECK FOR DOING WRONG.

0

coachjohnson42 2 years, 4 months ago

The only idiot here is a dude named "BUBBA".....lol

1

waltspecht 2 years, 4 months ago

I would find it hard to believe that anyone is falsely accused. Just a matter of how much wiggle room a Lawyer can work in there. However I do believe that whether you did it to one or one hundred, you are equally as guilty of the accusation.

0

gotanyfacts 2 years, 4 months ago

I would disagree about levels of culpability. With respect to adminitrators, there seems to be three levels involved. (1) those who actully promoted cheating, (2) those that willfully turned a blind eye, and (3) those (few?) who strongly promoted proper testing procedures, and in spite of their leadership, cheating occured. As a retired teacher, I can assure you that some teachers attempt to work around the directives of administrators for their self interests.

0

marykat 2 years, 4 months ago

This is just another example of the blatant failures in Albany/Dougherty County of those who are in positions that warrant honesty and respectability - people who are supposed to set examples for others, especially children. Way to go DCSS, what major business wants to move here and subject its employees and their families to this? This explains why when you go to the store and purchase something, the kid at the check-out doesn't know how to count back your money. Some of them even have a hard time pulling your change out of the register when it's right there in front of them. And do you pathetic failing educators believe that you are doing right by these students when you cheat like this? Yes, there are some good, honest educators out there but it only takes one rotten apple and look how many there are in Doughtery County - and remember, these are only the ones whose actions were blatant.

0

Sister_Ruby 2 years, 4 months ago

Any teacher who's odds that they did NOT cheat are 1 in 370 BILLION.......well they should be gone automatically. Whether they "snitched" or not or confessed or not.

What worries me is that the ones who now realize their errors and resign will enable those who are worse offenders to get off or launch a legal battle. The legal battle will decline to an attempt to confuse the facts as well as playing the race card. You can already see it coming in the comments by the so-called attorneys.

0

KaosinAlbany 2 years, 4 months ago

Perhaps Edwards recusing himself would be for the best.

0

rorschach 2 years, 4 months ago

The report is in and the violators have been identified. Fine some, suspend some, then put them back to work. Maybe some should even resign. You cannot replace highly qualified teachers with just anyone. Our children are in the hands of the best people we have at our disposal right now. Get rid of No Child Left Behind. No one in the country believes in it. Those are good teachers who worked their rear ends off trying to get your children to a point where they could pass this unreasonable assessment tool. You, the parents, didn't make your child do home work. You did not come to PTO meetings. You did not set up conferences with the teachers when you realized your child was failing. Probably because you didn't know your child was failing because you didn't check his/her progress report. Your child should be left behind because he/she can't keep up no matter how hard the teacher tries because you, the parents, are not fully involved in the child's education . In this whole educational process, the only thing you brought to the table is the child. The burden to get the child to the next grade lies solely on the shoulders of the teachers. It is the teachers who will lose their jobs if the school doesn't meet a certain criteria. Now it's testing time and teachers, principals, politicians and everyone else knows that the test is invalid. Well, not everyone. You, the parents think that the tests are there to test your child when in reality it is used as an unreliable means of evaluating the teachers. So, some teachers made bad choices concerning the tests. Now you, the parent wants to fire the teachers. It would probably be better for many of our children if we fired the parents and kept the teachers.

0

rock 2 years, 3 months ago

Cheating, Lying, and falsifyng reports are not bad choices, they are intents to defraud whomever for personal gain. If this is the best we have DOCO is in serious trouble, more than we know.

0

herewegoagain 2 years, 3 months ago

Ok... 1. Highly qualified to CHEAT!!! I will take an honest person anyday. 2. Get rid of No Child Left Behind. I agree with that. 3. Good teachers do not cheat!!!! 4. Kids doing homework.... That is a teacher/parental problem. 5. Failing children.... If a teacher cheated on the CRCT chances are the progress reports and report cards are not ACCURATE!!! 6. The burden to get the child to the next grade lies with a teacher that does not promote just to save there own behind. 7. I evaluate my child based on the things he/she is being taught and I certainly hope cheating is not one of them. 8. The CRCT are meant for and evalution tool on what is learned and whether the child is ready to move to the next grade level. NOT where a cheating teacher can keep their paycheck coming in. NOT ENTITLEMENT!!! 9. Some parents do need to be fired and like the teacher and board member that was cheating the free lunch program.. I agree there are some sorry parents in this world and many of them were probably ENTITLED to a diploma and that is the reason they are sitting at home on their behinds drawing ENTITLEMENT checks because they could not make change, write a simple sentence, read directions, or anything else that would help them get a JOB!!

0

Albanite 2 years, 3 months ago

None of those who cheated or who knew of it should be considered "highly qualified" for anything but a jail cell or a burger flipping job. Get them OUT of the schools and away from our children NOW! If they aren't fired and prevented from ever infecting a classroom again by the DCSS, rest assured that it will happen at the hands of some very angry parents and it won't be nearly as pleasant as being fired!

0

coachjohnson42 2 years, 4 months ago

wow, great points.....where have you been???? speak on

0

Spike 2 years, 3 months ago

Your points about Parents are valid. Unfortunately there are a lot of parents here in Albany that are in name only because nothing else they do would resemble parenting. Don't blame a test for making educators at all levels violate ethical standards. That's as bad as blaming the way a woman dressed for being raped. The test isn't perfect but what was happening before was even worse. Private schools in this area spend less per pupil but far surpass the public school system. These are teachers and educators getting paid far less then their public school counter parts and yet ALL of their kids are getting into and going to college. Don't expect less from the teachers just because there is some pressure on them to get the job done AND don't make excuses for them. Unions want to protect folks regardless of their guilt and it's not because they care for the kids. We could get teachers in here. We could CoOpt with a GOOD College (NO NOT ASU) and perhaps their school of education would take on the project of helping Albany get better through student teachers and the like. We need outside help. I agree with writing the Governor and getting some intervention.

0

coachjohnson42 2 years, 3 months ago

You were doing good until insulted ASU. ASU didnt tell those teachers to cheat....

0

Abytaxpayer 2 years, 3 months ago

The only insult to ASU is the quality of some (not all) graduates they turn out!

0

Spike 2 years, 3 months ago

The point about ASU wasn't meant to be a slam on their academics or even the quality of the students. It was meant to reinforce that we need "Outside" help. ASU is a good school and has done good things for Albany BUT our education system needs folks not from old blood but from new blood. If for example Andy Horne the Dean for UGA's School of Education was approached (BY A NEW SCHOOL BOARD) and asked if he'd take Albany's School District as an opportunity for his school to make a difference in our schools then that would bring in some folks who don't know what it was like but only care about what it should be. That would be a great day. Maybe an open letter to him from the Albany Herald would start a wonderful thing?

0

Amazed2 2 years, 3 months ago

Even though I truly believe Greg Edwards to be a man of "integrity" he knows too many involved and I am sure his staff does too so he should Recuse himself and his staff from handling the DCSS CRCT Cheating as well prosecution of cases related to Free Lunch program by Gloria Baker/Principal and Velvet Riggins/DCSS Board Member.

0

Citizen1 2 years, 3 months ago

I question this investigation and the degree it went to prove wrong doing. GBI involvement was truly over the top. The investigation process said you are guilty until proven innocent. I find it interesting all of you are ready to believe any and everything in the report when some of it is very vague. The news media jump on this and printed it as the truth. You call for intervention from a governor (Nathan Deal) whose own integrity has been questioned. You rewarded him with the governor’s job, while asking for these people’s head. There was wrong doing here but to punish these people with jail time or maybe “the rope” is going a bit too far. Take a closer look are the report and the investigation process. You may find it disturbing as I do.

0

chinaberry25 2 years, 3 months ago

No child left behind in not the cause of this cheating. It at least holds them responsible for what is suppose to be taught.

0

PatrickY2K 2 years, 3 months ago

This is such an ignorant comment. NCLB is raising the standards each year, and are beyond reasonable expectations. Having a 100% pass percentage is not statistically possible (ever heard of the bell curve). The consequences of not achieving AYP fall on the school, principals, and teachers (remember when students were held accountable?). Parents expected their children to do their best in school. Now, we're lucky if the low-achieving students attend school regularly. Why aren't there consequences for the students or the parents? The teachers are doing their jobs and need to be met halfway with some effort by the students, and involvement by the parents. I'm not excusing any level of cheating, but it's because of the unreasonable expectations of NCLB.

0

Spike 2 years, 3 months ago

Actually having a 100% passing percentage IS possible. Hope your Statistics teacher didn't read your comment. The standard that the test sets is fairly low. In fact alot of teachers complain about that because they want to teach the kids MORE. Your logic is flawed and you accuse others of ignorance. If I use your logic and use a bell curve then there'd be quite a few students that would be failed and held back each year. Wait a minute......That might be a good idea. Give students who deserve failing grades, failing grades? What a concept. Unfortunately then the self esteem police come in and say you can't fail kids because you'll make them feel bad and their parents feel bad and we don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. NCLB expects kids to learn the MINIMUM which is why it's not unreasonable to expect 100% passing. Have you even looked at a test to see the questions? It isn't rocket science.

0

PatrickY2K 2 years, 3 months ago

Learning 100% of the minimum would be much easier to obtain, if 100% of students attended school regularly, and were encouraged at home. This isn't the case, and penalizing the schools (or district) for something beyond their control puts undue (and unreasonable) pressure on the schools. Schools that don't make AYP aren't doing their jobs? Not necessarily, and it shouldn't be the sole measuring stick.

Teacher Lessons Plans require more documentation than ever, more details with more standards. Teachers have random administrative observations, and parents are encouraged to attend classes. At some point, the professionals must be trusted to do their jobs...or at least evaluated by expectations under their control.

0

Cartman 2 years, 3 months ago

Let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater. IMHO, Greg does a great job. He has not decided YET if he will recuse himself. However, he did publicly admit knowing some of the accused educators. That public statement shows integrity. Would you have known it otherwise? I speculate that he is lining up the replacement from the AG's office, before he publicly announces that he has recused himself, so to not leave a gap. It IS Christmas week, so some things are a little harder to get done.

Regarding the different levels of culpability: I agree that an intentionally cheating educator is more culpable than someone on whom there is no evidence of cheating, but were named due to being derelict in their duties.

IMHO, the intentional cheaters are criminals and should be treated as such. They should not be allowed to resign. Their employment should be terminated and any pension cancelled (if possible). Of course, their teaching credentials should be revoked. Those who were derelict in their duties have proven they cannot be trusted to educate our young. These should have their employment terminated and their teaching credentials revoked, but no criminal sanctions.

That's my two cents.

0

rorschach 2 years, 3 months ago

Spike, your argument seems to advocate an end to NCLB. Thanks for that even though I know that was not your intentions. Seriously though, you might be reaching a bit to prove a point. Concerning the 'low" standards set by NCLB you stated "In fact a lot of teachers complain about that because they want to teach the kids MORE." What part of NCLB prohibits a teacher from getting students to exceed expectations? That point doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Oh, and by the way, you said "Give students who deserve failing grades, failing grades? What a concept." Thanks for that too. Put an end to NCLB and that's what you get.

0

Spike 2 years, 3 months ago

rorschach, I'm not advocating the keeping or ending of NCLB. Just pointing out that the NCLB has nothing to do with these educators and this board for failing at their jobs. You are bringing up an issue that you and I might agree with BUT doesn't change what they did. Before the NCLB these very same educators were failing to have the moral courage to fail students who deserved to be failed. This is why we had people getting degrees when they couldn't read or write. At least NCLB was trying to establish a common standard that ALL students of an appropriate age/grade should be able to pass in order to be promoted. You are exactly right in that the NCLB doesn't prevent them from doing more just as it doesn't prevent them from doing the right things or encourage them to cheat. NCLB and the test isn't the problem just the same as the woman's clothes weren't The Albany culture is allowing this to exist and to tell you the truth some of our socialist issues are too. Look at the private schools which are based on capitalism and supply and demand. Our current socialist system demands that public school teachers be paid equally according to a scale (unions got us here) that has nothing to do with real qualifications or results. i.e. Elementary teachers and High School teachers are on similar or identical pay scales even though a HS teacher is teaching at a higher level and has to have some special skills in a lot of cases. Further, pay increases based on longevity and not performance. At a private school the teachers are hired based on their skills and experience. They keep their jobs based on performance. The school can pay those teachers based on demand for their services. This cost is levied directly to the parents paying for the education. If the teachers and therefore the school fail to perform then enrollment goes down and there is no more school. Dougherty county spends $10,089 per student. This is slightly more than Deerfield and the other private schools where the teachers are paid significantly less so more of the money is actually spent on the kids. Two different approaches; one demand based and one not. Bottom line after this diatribe is the NCLB isn't the problem. Let's keep it on top of the problem.

0

rorschach 2 years, 3 months ago

In the public school system, the schools have to at least attempt to educate every child. They don't have the luxury as the private schools do to teach only those who can afford their services or those who are athletic or bright enough to be scholar-shipped. There are many students in our area who were enrolled in private schools but were taken out by parents or kicked out by the schools because of disciplinary issues. The public schools have to take that child that could not be educated by the "better" school and have to at least try to educate him even though the problems he had still exist. if that child drops out or fails he becomes a statistic to be counted against the public school not the private school. Concerning pay for elementary vs. secondary school teachers; Except for physical education teachers elementary school teachers have to be certified in elementary education. This is a special area that demands a special certification. Most high school teachers can't teach elementary education. That's why there is equality in pay because as you said it's supply and demand. I have nothing against private schools. I respect any teacher who can take the abuse that they take and still manage to pull themselves together each day and work with our children. Let me point out that I have been reading posts on this blog for a long time. I know the screen names of the most frequent users and I know which direction your ideology slants. I know some of the teachers on that list. I don't know any that are not good at what they do. Where they graduated from isn't an issue and should never be brought up in intellectual discourse. Many teachers that I know have multiple degrees from several colleges and universities. I also know that the very same CRCT that sparked this discussion is just over the horizon. If we fire everyone on that list coming up to testing time we would be doing our children a greater disservice than was done by the cheating scandal. We cannot replace those teachers in a timely manner that would benefit the students. The bottom line in this argument is that I don't think we should throw the baby out with the bath water. That might not concern some of you because if you don't know some of the teachers on the list then you probably don't have a baby in the bath water so what do you care.

0

Spike 2 years, 3 months ago

Now you're talking. I agree. Everything you just mentioned is on topic.

0

Abytaxpayer 2 years, 3 months ago

No baby in the bathwater so what do you care? WOW!!! That is the kind of thinking that is killing this town! People who think this “Disgrace” does not affect them or people who say you don’t have a child in the school system this does not affect you so stay out of it, are part of Albany's problem too. The “49” plus who disgraced themselves by cheating for whatever reason, like it or not, have shown the children of DCSS that cheating is ok if you think life is too hard for you. They are teaching “Cheating” is the way to get what you want and not “Hard Work”. Make all the excuses you want whether it was the Pressure of meeting AYP under No Child Left Behind or Teachers’ and principals’ fears of being perceived as a failure or Failure of leadership at the principal level and, to some extent, by the system’s administration and the Board of Education and what you have is just “Excuses”. And for someone to say “If we fire everyone on that list coming up to testing time we would be doing our children a greater disservice than was done by the cheating scandal”. It is people like that that are ruining the children’s future. People who advocate save the “Disgraceful Cheaters” are proving to the children, cheating in life is no big deal. I agree the loss of the “Disgraceful 49” would have a impact on the children and the up coming CRCT testing. While the “impact” of the firing would be short lived on the up coming test scores the firing of the “Disgraceful 49”would provide a life lesson that many of the children will carry the rest of their lives. That message to the children should be “Hard Work” can never be replaced by cheating no matter the excuses because there are repercussions for cheating. Too many times the children of Albany are being shown how to work the system for “Entitlements” by family, friends or other sections of society and they see no down side to it. This is a cycle that has been repeated for generations in Albany. Saving the “Disgraceful 49” only goes to reinforce you can get away with cheating the system with little or no consequences, so why not cheat all you can. On the other hand, firing the “Disgraceful 49” will show taking short cuts in life has consequences and can not be a replacement for “Hard Work”. I say rip the Band-Aid off and lets start rebuilding DCSS, and yes it will be “Hard Work” but it will be in the BEST interest of our children’s future. Taking the short term easiest way out by saving the “Disgraceful 49” will short change our children for life. So do we stand up and demand a future for the children of Albany or do we just settle for excuses?. In order to fight these things you have to get out of your chair. Government works but not by words in a blog. Who cares what you think? But action! A Citizen who tears himself or herself away from their self-righteous blather to actually participate in government is a force to be reckoned with. The more the BETTER.

0

Spike 2 years, 3 months ago

Great comments! Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better. Cleaning house will definitely be painful in the short term BUT in the long term is the right thing to do. The first to be replaced should be the board and then open the superintendent job back up and have an open competition for the job.

0

rorschach 2 years, 3 months ago

My statement, "That might not concern some of you because if you don't know some of the teachers on the list then you probably don't have a baby in the bath water so what do you care" was way over the top and I shouldn't have made it. I believe that all citizens have the right to express their opinion about matters that concern all of us in these forums. I've read the report and it doesn't look good at all. I still don't think all of the teachers should be fired.

0

Spike 2 years, 3 months ago

rorschach, I think this issue raises a lot of emotion in all of us. In the end it's about our children and our future. Maybe not everyone has children in the school system BUT we all have a future. This is the time......This is the place......For all of us to make a stand and demand better. I commend you for your thoughts and hope that you will (if you haven't already) take action on them and energize the community to join you.

0

rorschach 2 years, 3 months ago

You're right, it is all about the children. Hopefully we can continue to exchange ideas that make sense. Maybe the right people will take a look and see how their actions affect others. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!

0

Abytaxpayer 2 years, 3 months ago

rorschach Thank you , it is all about the Children. For better or worse the Children are the future of Albany. Too many people are allowing their emotions to guide them and are NOT using their brains. This scandal along with the others in the DCSS are a Cancer that is eating away at the Children’s future. Emotions call to save some of the Cancer (49) when as we all know saving a little cancer will never do the body good. As cold hearted as it sounds cut out the cancer and save the children, Albany’s future depends on our Children. Let’s stand up together and fight for the Children to have the best future they can. Merry Christmas to all, God Bless and Hope ALL have safe Holidays with your families.

0

Jacob 2 years, 3 months ago

A handful of scapegoats will get fired. The rest will get a stern talking to. This is Albany. As the report stated, there is no fear of accountability. In the last election, the voters demonstrated clearly that they could care less about the children in this town. It's all about letting it pass, depending on the race of the acccused.

0

Bubbavet_rureel 2 years, 3 months ago

I disagree, race is not the issue, the issue is accountabilty, rehabillitation, training, and looking out for the children future. My opinion is that there are many options, not just to fire, fire and fire. We have invested in our teachers and we need to continue investing in them.

I have children that have done well in the system, it is not broken, the system need you and me volunteering to make it better, they call it giving back, we must ask the following questions: What can I do to make this better? Can I volunteer a few hours a week? Can I say something positive about the system? Can I pray for the Teachers named in the report? Can my opinions be constructive? I plan to let my heart and prayers control my actions.

Thanks you for reading my opinion.

0

Sign in to comment