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DeKalb to remove 29 educators

January 27, 2011

The CRCT test that has brought down Atlanta Schools has touched DeKalb. 24 teachers are being removed from the classroom according to the AJC. See the initial story here. The teachers removed will be assigned to non-teaching duties while the educators are investigated. Of course timing could not be worse with SACS breathing down our necks. Hopefully the district being out front on this will help the situation. The AJC reports that The 29 employees include five principals and five assistant principals. I have no doubt that a vast majority if not all will come from South DeKalb schools. And so the bad news continues. Here is a link to a story by the AJC that listed the worst schools for suspicious erasure marks. All of those schools were in South DeKalb.

  1. Now!
    January 29, 2011 at 11:53 am

    If any teachers were involved, they obviously did so under direction of their principal or Asst. principal.

    Instead of removing teachers, we should remove the BOE’s Gene Walker!

    “Parole board member on trial for sexual harassment”
    State parole board member Gene Walker is on trial for allegedly sexually harassing an assistant then having her transferred because he didn’t like her physique.
    A similar lawsuit against Walker when he was a state senator was settled out of court. This lawsuit, which seeks at least $1 million, will be decided by a Fulton County jury.

    “State paid $190,000 to settle earlier sex harassment suit”
    The sexual harassment lawsuit pending against state parole board member Gene Walker isn’t the first time he’s been named in such a case. The Associated Press has learned that the state quietly paid $190,000 a dozen years ago to settle the first lawsuit in which Walker was accused of sexually harassing a secretary.
    The payment has never been identified as such in a state budget or audit, but following inquiries by The AP, the Legislative Fiscal Office and the state auditor confirmed the money was paid through a budget category labeled “other operating funds” of the state Senate in 1993.
    The earlier lawsuit was filed when Walker was a powerful state senator. The state paid to settle allegations that he and two legislative colleagues sexually harassed a secretary in the state Senate.
    An even bigger payout potentially is at stake in the current lawsuit against Walker, which was filed by a former parole board secretary. Plaintiff’s lawyers have told the state’s risk managers they believe their claim is worth $1 million to $3 million in damages.
    Walker, who helps decide when murderers, sex offenders, and other felons are released from prison, declined a request for an interview. He referred questions through a parole board spokeswoman to his state-paid attorney, Bruce Edenfield.

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