Let the State take over

Seriously, while it is good news that four of the eight members of the Clayton County School System live in their districts as the law requires, they’ve still screwed up the education of thousands of kids.

Can’t the Governor send in the troops and purge the school board, take over the schools, and teach some reading, writing, and arithmetic? I do believe the Clayton County School Board has lost all credibility.


  1. Chris says:

    I think the Feds could march in and claim that the Clayton board is violating the equal protection rights of the children of Clayton County.

    Of course the press and Shapton’s of the world will scream bloody murder if Bush were to displace a black school board.

  2. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    As my father like to say, in the old country, the government would have declared them all counter-revolutionaries, sent in the army, and had them jailed or even shot….and no one would have blinked twice.

  3. MSBassSinger says:

    While it would never fly in our society of hysterical soccer moms (and the men they control) , I would love to see a requirement that all school principals and other key administrators must be retired Marines or retired special ops. That would be pre-K through grade 12.

    Let these men and women take charge of education instead of the union slugs, and we might be able to turn out kids who have learned something, including that there is at least one place they are expected to exercise self-control.

  4. StevePerkins says:

    Umm… just an FYI, Georgia schoolteachers don’t have a union. You guys may now resume the stream of retardedness that is this thread… sorry for the interruption.

  5. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    “Umm… just an FYI, Georgia schoolteachers don’t have a union. ”

    Pardon my retardedness, technically speaking, you are correct, but GAE and PAGE operate like unions.

  6. StevePerkins says:

    In what way does GAE and/or PAGE operate like unions? Yeah, they’ll help you hire a lawyer if you get screwed over… but there’s zero collective bargaining, and you don’t have to join to be a schoolteacher. Those last two characteristics are pretty much what makes a union a UNION.

    My kid sister is a public schoolteacher (far away from Clayton County, of course). She signs a one-year contract every year… nobody negotiates it on her behalf, and nobody’s going on strike if she gets screwed over. Nothing about her job is “union”. I’m not even sure if she bothered joining GAE.

  7. MSBassSinger says:


    The National Education Association, to which most, if not all, government school teachers belong, is the 800 pound gorilla of teachers’ unions. The NEA does not exist to make education better – it exists to protect teacher jobs – especially sorry teachers against getting fored for incompetence – and push forward a liberal, failed education agenda.

    To that degree, as LoyaltyIsMyHonor says, the GAE and PAGE work hand in hand with the NEA.

    Thus, my point stands. I’ve known too many government school teachers (some good, many mediocre to bad) to not know how this works.

  8. StevePerkins says:

    Hey, I’m not arguing that teacher’s unions aren’t bad. I just pointing out that we don’t have them in Georgia. Yeah, Georgia schoolteachers have the option to voluntarily associate with the GAE… which “works with” the NEA… but that’s a far cry from being “unionized”.

  9. AubieTurtle says:

    If you can’t go out on strike, are you really a union? Sounds more like a very effective club to me.

    As far as Clayton County goes, this is exactly what they need; A good embarrassing slap to the face. Too many politicians see the local school board as a stepping stone to bigger things rather than a serious responsibility. The voters are complicit in that.

    Perhaps they’ll pay more attention to the qualifications and ambitions of who they elect in the future as a result of this mess. Spewing good rhetoric doesn’t mean the person will do a good job at running a school system.

    And where were the mud slingers in all of this? What kind of opponent doesn’t use the fact that they’re up against someone whose residence doesn’t make them qualified to run in that district? About the only good thing about dirty politics is that with all the stupid junk that gets thrown around, much of the real dirt gets unearthed. Come on Clayton County, get to slinging the mud… for the sake of the children!

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