Superintendent A sold himself a car belonging to the Board of Education that was valued at $16,475 for a deep discounted price of $5,766.
Superintendent B made a statement that a statistical outlier in demographic data didn’t have the same makeup as his system while trying to address and fix a problem that minority students received a disporportionate share of diciplinary referrals.
You already know the answer. Superintendent A is black, and Superintendent B made the horrific mistake of speaking bluntly in a manner that might possibly allow someone to perceive his remarks to be racist. Thus, Superintendent A will be allowed to pay back the money that he misappropriated, while the “media” in the form of the editorially lazy AJC continue to flame the non-news story on Super B.
They are now piling on with the Metro Association of Classroom Educators calling for Gwinnett Superintendent Wilbanks’ resignation. A few items to note about MACE before taking them seriously:
1) They are the largest force behind the former and current Clayton County Board of Education that has had accrediation threatened not once, but twice in the last five years. (and looks like they’ve succeeded this time),
2) They are openly hostile to all administrators. From their website:
If you are tired of the I gotcha approach to supervision; if you are tired of being snoopervised by petty and myopic administrators who seem to enjoy any contrived opportunity to “write you up”; if you are tired of having your teaching micro-managed and having your professional knowledge, wisdom, and judgment ignored; if you are tired of being treated like a “day laborer” and dealt with in a heavy-handed fashion; if you are tired of having little or no input into your teaching environment; if you are tired of having to put up with an inept top-down management style that’s been proven to be ineffective in business, industry, and education; and, if you are just plain tired of all this mess, then join the Metro Association of Classroom Educators (MACE).
3) MACE follows the same script as the NAACP to use lazy reporters and media outlets to let any issue become a publicity stunt for thier overall cause.
The entire issue with the Gwinnett Superintendent is a completely manufactured stunt, and it’s time to call the AJC out for being a willing accomplice.