Dude, I truly hate to descend into an ad hominem diatribe, but do you have any conception whatsoever that nothing you've said in fourteen posts has absolutely ANYTHING to do with the article at all!!!??? Try not referring to "ProgDems", unions, or President Obama and try again. Geeezzzz!!!!
Evidently, Mr. Agee didn't bring "hope and change" to the DeKalb school system. Further, "change" seems to be a recurring theme with all school systems. What's up with that? Everything's always changing, but nothing ever gets better.
@aae1049, according to Mr. Cook's article, Soddy Elementary AND Wolftever Creek have each had three new principals respectively in three years. Do you dispute this information, or do you have a clever explanation?
This site evidently will not support a hyperlink, but anyone who cares to might copy and paste the link below. This country's education system (among other things) is disgustingly broken and no one currently employed in the profession has the guts to stand up and say so. David Cook said so with candor and aplomb. Good for him.
"JonRoss", it seems you and everyone else is having a hard time answering the one and only question posited by this article. Are you going to do that or not? Well, are you? I think not.
As far as your whining about "documentation" concerning a "Mr.Agee"; the sources are stated uncategorically. Did you even read the article? A link? Are you kidding? Please say that you're kidding. I would ask what you consider to be a "legitimate media outlet", but based on your incessant repetion of the same irrelevant questions regarding this article, I'm not sure you could answer that question any better. As far as it goes (the fundamental question about administrator movement in the county remains the same), the issues concerning Mr. Agee's personnel file are either true, or they're not. What would be the purpose of an "in depth talk" with him? Is his record representative of the best hire that HCDE can make? If so, that might be part of the problem. Have a nice day.
Wow, apparently, a la the famous quote from the movie, what we've got here is failure to communicate. "JonRoss", you continue to evade the question that Mr. Cook posed, that I asked again, and that Mr. Cook reiterated -- again! Why are so many administrators being moved? The answer -- obviously rhetorical in nature -- has absolutely nothing to do with a union at the newspaper, where someone named "Gerber" went to college, or the color of one man's skin. Which part of "According to documents obtained from the DeKalb County School District" did you understand? Please stop throwing around irrelevant cliches and catchphrases and address the question.
As I stated, please point out the factual errancy of anything Mr. Cook said or in any figures/statistics he used. I don't see one place in his article where he states his opinion. Not one. His impetus was to question the prolific movement in school administrators in Hamilton county this year.I see a lot of innuendo in these response to his article, but no one has yet answered the question. Will you?
Well, it seems that in what is so often the case, the the truth has touched some raw nerves here. Mr. Cook is either using valid information that he has obtained through credible research, or he needs to be sued for slander. Shooting the meesenger doesn't alter the truth in this column. The question posed by Mr. Cook is legitimate and you all know it. If all of this "change" is truly necessary, then why were these incompetent administrators hired in the first place? Huh? Come on, answer the question. These are not five, ten, or fifteen year employees. Why the exceedingy high turnover rate? You want the truth? You can't handle the truth. Besides, the article was extremely well-written, and represents sardonicism (look it up) at its best. Kudos, Mr. Cook.You made my day. Keep up the good work!!
Uh, I just thought I'd let you guys know that you incorrectly have South Carolina still in first place in the SEC East standings in today's paper so that you can rectify this by tomorrow's edition. South Carolina has two conference losses and Georgia has one. Didn't read anything about Georgia controlling their own destiny in the East today, either. Saw a lot of space dedicated to Tennessee's prolific win over MTSU, however. Just sayin' ...