HCDE, about 40 years ago, used to lead the state......it has gone to hell in a handbasket. Take your kids to GA.
Amnesti, the last I looked at Obama's dubious pedigree, he was biracial.......he seems to forget that.
Having taken online classes, they are a POOR substitute for teacher-pupil interaction.
For OBAMA? What a joke!
It's an unfair question since you're dealing with rural to small-urban kids instead of the larger urban environment Chattanooga has become. I'd suggest that the answer is still yes though because:
You're not having to scrap so much for materials and help.. what you need is provided in both materials and aides. That translates into more instructional time and less time finding ways to make-do.
Your input is respected and is a part of making the decisions on how to best reach the kids.
A quick Google search showed that Chattanooga spends slightly more per child than Floyd County does - $8,108 vs $8,081. However, I'm willing to bet that the administrative overhead isn't nearly as high in Floyd County as in Chattanooga... so of the dollars per child being spent, more of it reaches the classroom.
I work in Floyd County, GA where I make 17k more than I did in Chattanooga schools. Sure, the money is much better, but I'm treated with respect, have everything my students need, and have input into my programs. I have never been treated any better in my 34 years of teaching. There have been ZERO layoffs here, and every employee is a valued member of the educational team.