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Turner Field in Atlanta. File|Patch
RFZZZZZ April 10, 2014 at 07:39 am
Some days no matter what one tries, things don't always go the way one had planned. Just ask theRead More Archbishop.
Allah Tabul April 10, 2014 at 07:41 am
'flame retardant'? Some stupid liberal will probably try to change that to 'flame handicapped'.
wmsmom April 13, 2014 at 09:15 pm
No, the name doesn't need to change when it's used in the proper context. Your thoughts areRead More handicapped though, if that helps?
Some DeKalb County teachers are reportedly unhappy with a $750 penalty clause in the new contracts. File|Patch
Lorri Connor April 2, 2014 at 10:08 pm
GDFO and Laura...Where to even start? I'll go out on a limb and guess that neither of you have everRead More taught. Your comments are typical of the uninformed. Do you REALLY think this issue is as simple as teachers wanting the freedom to capriciously change their minds and break a contract? You cannot be THAT obtuse! Perhaps some "homework" is in order. I don't have the energy or motivation to school either of you in the debacle that is the DCSD. The facts are readily available at the DeKalb School Watch 2 website or you can simply Google it. However, neither of you will bother of course, because it's easier to run your mouth...like drool running out of a toddler's mouth. Mindless chatter at best. If a piece of paper that says "We reserve the right to pay you anything we feel like, and change your salary for any reason at all, AND we're NOT going to tell you how many days we're hiring you for," sounds like a contract to you then I'm guessing that neither of you are lawyers, either. Oh yeah, and those young teachers you're so excited about? They'll be gone within 5 years. That's a fact. So, DeKalb will become simply a clearing house for newbies who want to "try out teaching," like a new outfit, and when they get a taste of the disrespect the two of you have dished up, they'll find something that pays infinitely more money and requires far less time and effort and the likes of you two will be a BIG part of the reason that happens. You must be so proud.
DM April 3, 2014 at 03:21 pm
gdfo Its clear that you are clueless with respect to your business knowledge. Yes if you buy a carRead More you can return it as long as it is done within the first 30 days of buying it. The dealer gets paid from the bank you signed the contract with 30 days later, that’s when your loan gets booked in the banks system and a account number is issued. By your lack of car buying knowledge it’s clear that you are riding around in a car that’s worth 1.00 and you owe 10000.00. The same goes for divorce, have you ever heard of a little word called “annulment”. Now with respect to teachers! Georgia is a write to work state therefore contracts are non-binding. I have seen the Deklab County teachers contract and it is one sided, the county needs to stop being a low budget county and pay teachers what they should get pain. People are leaving because most are tired of dealing with parents on public assistance, parents that are uneducated, unsafe schools, low pay and unsafe working conditions. As tax payers how can one take short cuts on their kids education! The teachers need to unionize! Laura If you did your research you would find that teachers are not government workers and their benefits are below industry standards. Example 1: teachers have a $6000.00 deductable before any out of pocket is met. Example 2: an average teacher makes 36000.00 per year in Deklab County that’s 1384.00 every 2 weeks. After taxes they bring home about 800.00 every 2 weeks or 1600.00 a month. How can a younger teacher (as you stated) with student loans live off that and afford medical benefits offered by the county? How can a family live off that? Think before you speak, it’s clear that you don’t have all the facts!
Lorri Connor April 3, 2014 at 06:45 pm
DM- You hit it right on the head. Dealing with stagnant pay for a decade is one thing, but dealingRead More with the extreme degree of ignorance along with the accompanying disrespect and pure viciousness that permeates the air whenever the topic of teachers comes up is what has done it for me. Buh-bye, DeKalb. Didn't sign that rag they call a contract and happily sat and watched the 5 PM deadline come and go this evening. There's NOWHERE to go but up from here!
The Tech Tower on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Courtesy Georgia Tech Facebook page
Susan March 28, 2014 at 09:03 am
Now if Georgia can get some jobs for these grads. Only 2 companies in the last engineering job fairRead More were from Georgia. Sad we send our best out of state!
petluvr March 28, 2014 at 10:39 am
Yeah GT!
Road Scholar March 29, 2014 at 09:18 am
Not all Tech grads can stay here in Georgia.We are spread across the world! Another result of theirRead More enrollment policy and the needs of the world! When you are one of the best, non Georgians want you. When I was looking for a job , I had a few out of state firms state that they would like to add a GT grad to their staff. Cross "pollination" I guess!
DeKalb County Schools Superintendent Michael Thurmond. Credit: Patch file
A Smitty March 1, 2014 at 06:30 am
Adding three days to the end of the year is pointless. Nothing will be accomplished. And I canRead More guarantee that teachers are not planning for the next year on those last couple of days of post planning. They are trying to recover from an arduous year of teaching.
Cheryl Miller March 1, 2014 at 09:43 am
Maybe adding to the end of the year WOULD have been pointless except for the fact that he also movedRead More the CRCT test to allow for additional learning to take place before testing. That was a good move. As for the teachers not utilizing the planning days, I hope you are mistaken. I have heard many complaints about the teachers needing days for planning and I'm glad to see Super. Thurmond is being responsive to their requests. Baby steps. But we are moving in the right direction.
Cheryl Miller March 1, 2014 at 09:46 am
Arduous except for this part: "DeKalb County lost eight instructional days due to snow."Read More :-) (said with a smile)
Dr. Edwin D. Harrison, former president of Georgia Tech. Credit: University website
Sara Eads February 28, 2014 at 05:08 pm
Want happened to the person who used to be the editor of PATCH? A Ms. Murchison (Spelling?), IRead More believe. Just curious as I thought she was a good editor.
Richelle Murray March 2, 2014 at 02:51 pm
***** They need to contact :Navy Personnel Command (PERSCOM) out of Millington, TN. His obituary:Read More Harrison is survived by his two sons; Robert and Richard; and his four grandsons; Matthew, Michael, Daniel and David. The family, according to Ancestry.com's 1930 census is from Jefferson, Alabama.
wle atlanta II March 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm
'jefferson' is probably jefferson county , the birmingham area wle
Trayvon Martin. Credit: File
Warnin ToU February 27, 2014 at 11:10 am
The greatest lesson that should be learned here is that of mutual respect. Trayvon died because heRead More attacked a man with a gun - don't do that! We had another youth die in Jacksonville because he disrespected others. Should either of these deaths have happened? Definitely not! But until young black males decide that emulation of thug society is not the best practice, society will not give them the benefit of the doubt. People must earn respect, no law, no amount of social derision will grant respect to anyone. All communities, unfortunately, suffer from stereotypes BASED on the actions of a few members of the community. It is unfortunate that the black community seems to have a disproportionate number of people contributing negatively to the community's image and stereotype. Giving someone a pass based upon skin color will do nothing to cure the problem. When the community decides that many of it's problems are due to the actions of a relative few and makes a concerted effort to rid itself of the problems, then the problem will begin to dissapate.
Stugis, the owl that is the mascot for Kennesaw State University, meets the media. Credit: Screenshot from Atlanta Journal-Constitution video
flowerdychild February 26, 2014 at 11:42 am
I live in Kennesaw and have two owls living in my woods. They dont like it when I even try to getRead More pics, I can only imagine how terrified the owl "mascot" must be. Dress someone in a mascot costume and quit using Gods beautiful animals as a sick way to entertain people. Phyllis, u just have to ignore those hateful responses, some people are just ignorant.
Kirsten February 26, 2014 at 11:06 pm
Exactly--interesting, Patch, how your "sampling" of comments used in the article seemsRead More decidely one-sided.
Pam Mossack Doughty February 27, 2014 at 12:59 am
PETA actually DID try to get UGA to eliminate UGA and use a robotic dog. Not thinking that willRead More happen. Phyllis, so you're saying that we shouldn't have dogs as pets? REALLY? What is your suggestion to do with the abundance of dogs in the world? I am seriously asking you. And PETA has been documented with tossing euthanized dogs that they "rescued" into dumpsters, so PLEASE stop glorifying them.
Stugis, the owl that is the mascot for Kennesaw State University, meets the media. Credit: Screenshot from Atlanta Journal-Constitution video
Robert Searl February 26, 2014 at 06:35 pm
In the photo, Sturgis has that "Yo, PETA, don't mess with my gig!" look.
Laura February 28, 2014 at 09:20 am
Mike Ross , nicely stated! I couldn't agree more!!
David Tiffany March 2, 2014 at 10:04 am
While I agree, generally, with Mike Ross, he goes a bit overboard - just as the PETA people do. TheRead More owl undoubtedly lives better than other members of its species, rather than the other way around. PETA should spend its time and resources trying to protect animals that are truly being treated abusively. Mike should also tone it down. The people at PETA are not evil, but only want the best possible treatment for the animals that share our planet.
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