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whodat 1 year, 2 months ago on Committee membership needs better vetting

Carlton, I can relate! I’m a teacher and took the liberty of rewriting your bulleted points. Some people just never leave high school. LOL. • (Students) sleeping while (subject matter) is being (taught); • (Students) texting or talking on cellphones in the middle of (class); • (Students) being openly belligerent to (teachers) (tasked to) (teach) (in a classroom); • (Students) refuse to comply with established (rules), even after being repeatedly reminded of such (rules) by their (teacher/principal); • (Students) ask asinine questions that have absolutely nothing to do with the topic being discussed; • (Students) argue openly with fellow (students); • (Students) attempt to intimidate (other students) whose views differ from theirs; • (Students) walk into (class) sometimes as late as 45 minutes and disrupt the proceedings; • (Students) walk into a (classroom) late and still (insist on being re-taught) a topic that was discussed thoroughly before they even came into the room; • (Students) refuse to consider any bit of information that does not fit their (world view/cultural bias); • (Students), out of a sense of anger, refuse to participate in (learning the required curriculum) of their (school/district/state).

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whodat 1 year, 3 months ago on Judge Strikes Restrictions On 'Morning-After' Pill

well, buddy, you might want to look at the calendar. this is the 21st century and your sexism is showing when you conveniently neglect to mention that it takes two to tango. So, if girls don't get pregnant by themselves, what is the males' responsibility in all this? Hmm? Where is the respect for females? What "moral teachings" are males exercising when they are in the act of getting a girl pregnant? it appears to me that you (and others of your ilk that think like you do, i.e. "they slip up") want to put 100% of the responsibility of contraception on females. well, the judge knows about guys like you; that's why he ruled in favor of the availability of this pill without restrictions.

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whodat 1 year, 3 months ago on Trailer and dirt bike stolen

or the thieves could just let the poor dogs die of starvation, lack of water, air......and then open the door.

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whodat 1 year, 3 months ago on Trailer and dirt bike stolen

or the thieves could just let the poor dogs die of starvation, lack of water, air......and then open the door.

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whodat 1 year, 4 months ago on Albany woman sentenced to prison

Okay, this just makes no sense at all. She gets to spend 48 months in prison on the tax-payers' dime, in addition to the money she defrauded from the government (which we all know will never be paid back). How hard is it for the government to arrange a direct deposit with the educational institution? The student goes to school, completes the coursework, money goes directly to the e.i. or the student drops out, the e.i. refunds the money to the government (maybe minus an admin. fee) That way, the money never gets into the hands of the student directly. This, or some type of safeguard, should have been put in place years ago to prevent exactly this type of abuse.

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whodat 1 year, 4 months ago on ASU, DCSS at loggerheads over Albany Early College

Really? The DCSS Board didn’t see this coming? What they didn’t do and should have:

  1. Assess your program. Early College High School is just another “dual enrollment” program. It is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. In other words, free money. DCSS loves to implement any “free money” program, whether or not it serves the students of the district. So, in actuality, the Early College is duplicating what the DCSS already does = dual enrollment.

  2. The DCSS is in the process of closing schools because of the lack of warm bodies to warrant their staying open. Duh. Just put the Early College in one of those schools and call it the “East Campus”.

  3. Paying rent is bad enough when there are DCSS buildings available, but to then use DCSS funds to make improvements to ASU property? This is insane.

“I was asked by the Board of Regents if the Albany Early College was ever approved by them to be on campus,” Freeman said. “I said we never sought to get written permission.”

Wouldn’t that have been the prudent thing to do? Did no one---Everett, The DCSS Board, their attorneys---ever look into what was and wasn’t permissible?

“I don’t know the answer to that question. Was it (the renovations using SPLOST funds) a gift? Is that legal?” Youngblood said. “We need the answer to these questions.”

All the questions should have been asked---and answered by the attorneys---before any contract was ever drawn up and signed.

“The Board of Regents would not allow us to repay state funds without a written agreement,” he (Freeman) said. “I think the community would understand.”

Here’s what I understand: ASU pulled a fast one on a naive and incompetent School Board who failed to perform due diligence on behalf of the Taxpayers of Dougherty County. Did Freeman know the Board of Regents would pull the rug at some point? Perhaps we’ll never know. But we do know how ASU has operated in the past, taking money and not delivering the goods (Ray Charles Foundation incident, for example). For that reason alone, the School Board should have exercised extreme caution when dealing with them.

It is also clear to me that the DCSS School Board continues to require adult supervision when it comes to spending large sums of money.

So, here we are: a program of dubious effectiveness being conducted on the premises of a separate entity not owned by the DCSS, leased under a fuzzy legal agreement, and now being told to hit the road, Jack.

This really makes me want to agree to the next SPLOST. Not.

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whodat 1 year, 4 months ago on Paul filibusters the old-fashioned way

That's just what I would expect from a right-wing rag like the Albany Herald: praise for a grand-standing federal employee (albeit a Senator) getting paid to work 239 days per year at an annual salary of $174,000 (from the tax-payers of America). The only reason he didn't waste more taxpayer money was because he had to go to the bathroom. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1_9nS...

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whodat 1 year, 4 months ago on Paul filibusters the old-fashioned way

That's just what I would expect from a right-wing rag like the Albany Herald: praise for a grand-standing federal employee (albeit a Senator) getting paid to work 239 days per year at an annual salary of $174,000 (from the tax-payers of America). The only reason he didn't waste more taxpayer money was because he had to go to the bathroom. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1_9nS...

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