Category: Education

I’ve Got a Spelling Bee in my Bonnet

You remember those, right? They still do them. (And if you haven’t seen Spellbound, you are missing out. What a thriller!) So, Rollie’s school had a spelling bee. I guess all schools have them this time of year and then the finalists go on to County, or state, or whatever. A few weeks beforehand, the principal sent home a note… Read more →

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If You Live in Dekalb, You Should Read This Daily

The great blog Dekalb County School Watch published a Shayna Steinfeld post yesterday imploring the Board of Education to re-examine their business processes. Time to re-examine how business is conducted in DeKalb County Schools is really worth a read. I think she makes some great points. Most importantly, if you are not paying attention to the elections this Fall of… Read more →

What I Learned About Public Education

I already knew these things, but my experience dealing with Dekalb County yesterday cemented it: You really, really have to take responsibility for your own child’s education. The squeaky wheel DOES get the grease. If you complain enough, and put people’s jobs on the line, they will cave, and they will waste taxpayer money (tens of thousands of dollars, in… Read more →