kurtgeorgia

kurtgeorgia 1 year, 5 months ago on Amendment 1 should be approved by state voters

At least now I know why my letter to the editor was not published. My letter addressed 11 myths being shared by Amendment 1 supporters. It's obvious The Albany Herald does not want readers to know the truth, because my letter included sources for readers to discern the truth for themselves.

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kurtgeorgia 1 year, 5 months ago on Area schools make list

Calhoun County Middle/High School and Thomasville High School also made the list.

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kurtgeorgia 1 year, 6 months ago on Georgia group supports charter school amendment

Francis, you need to check your facts. The state charter school in our area did not out perform the local systems in ALL areas of the CRCT. They actually out performed the local systems in only 48% of the CRCT areas, and most of those areas were science and social studies. Considering the fact that the majority of charter school students have parents who can afford to provide them with science and social studies experiences (vacations, museums, cultural activities, etc.), higher performance in those areas is no surprise. BTW...if you take science and social studies out of the equation, the charter school out performed the local systems in only three (20%) areas: 3rd Grade Math, 4th Grade Reading, and 6th Grade Math. Source: www.gadoe.org>

kurtgeorgia 1 year, 6 months ago on Olens tells state school chief to lay off political activity

KidsFirst, you need to check the facts instead of believing everything you're told. The fact is that Pataula Charter earns $7,569 per child from the State, whereas the five systems in Pataula's service area (Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Early, and Randolph) earn $4,197, $4,630, $4,980, $4,332, and $4,147 from the State, respectively.

http://app.doe.k12.ga.us/ows-bin/owa/qbe_reports.public_menu?p_fy=2000

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kurtgeorgia 1 year, 9 months ago on Squawk of the Day - July 19, 2012

Tocar, why can't the rednecks romping through the woods as they make meth and grow marijuana see this? Oh, I forgot. What they do is considered business. Why is it that when whites and the rich rob from blacks and the poor, it's called business, but when blacks and the poor rob from whites and the rich, it's called violence?

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kurtgeorgia 1 year, 10 months ago on Squawk of the Day - June, 22, 2012

I live on the northwest side of town, have a six figure salary, am a supporter of Bishop and Obama, and I'm white. When I cast my vote, I do so based on what is best for all. It's easy for some of you to sit in your castles on my side of town and criticize everyone who is less fortunate that you by lumping them into the same "sorry" category. Many of these people work harder than most of you but have not been able to catch a lucky break, fall back on an inheritance, or benefit from rules and laws that were made solely for those of us who have been blessed financially. So...the next time you are tempted to condemn the less fortunate, why not act like the true Christian you claim to be and extend a caring, compassionate hand. You might be surprised at how much progress can be made by helping people get out of a pit of dispair instead of stepping on their fingers each time they try to climb out on their own.

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