It’s always fun to see celebrities turn up on game shows – and this season of “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” offers up plenty of celebs: Jennie Garth, Gene Simmons, Star Jones, Dean Cain, Kathy Ireland, Sugar Ray Leonard, Jack Hanna and Jeopardy! winner Ken Jennings. Look for Kathy Ireland along with Kathy Cox, Georgia’s superintendent of schools, to compete in the two-hour season premiere on September 5.
By the way, I continue to maintain we need a fundamental overhaul of the school system in the state.
I believe the School Superintendent should be appointed by the Governor and removed at his pleasure.
This is not a partisan statement.* We have a situation, Republican and Democrat, where the school superintendent can cause fundamental problems in the school system **cough** Shrenko **cough** and the Governor can get the blame.
If we’re going to hold the Governor accountable for education, and all of us do, he should be able to hire and fire the school superintendent and control the state school system.
It probably should not be partisan, but it is. So let’s let the Governor really exercise control.
*Definitely not a partisan point. I felt the same way when Zell and Roy were on West Paces Ferry. It just makes sense.