Friday, October 11, 2013

A man with little credibility, who leads an irrelevant organization states that Georgia needs to continue inefficient political fiefdoms because it is all about the children.


"If we're going to change a school system, it needs to start with those that lead the school system," Elgart  Dec 2012

Mark Elgart, President and CEO of AdvancED, spoke at the Oct. 10 Buckhead Business Association meeting.

The head of an organization that accredits high schools throughout the nation said he would not be in favor of a proposal to create a school system in the city of Dunwoody.

Mark Elgart, President and CEO of AdvancED, answered spoke about the proposed new school system during a Q&A at the weekly Buckhead Business Association meeting on Oct. 10. He was responding to a question from Reporter Newspapers about the idea.

He said the state has 181 school systems, which is “far too many.”

“Georgia does not need to expand the number of school systems it has in the state,” he said. “It needs to contract it so it can use its resources differently than it currently does.”

Dunwoody is exploring the idea of an independent school system, largely because Elgart’s organization threatened to revoke the accreditation of DeKalb County Schools, which serves the city.

State Rep. Tom Taylor, R-Dunwoody, on Oct. 6 released findings of a new study showing that local tax dollars could easily fund the enterprise.

Taylor told a crowd of about 40 members of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association that, if taxes were left at the same rate, a local school system could operate with a surplus of cash, possibly more than $20 million.

Rest of the article on the Dunwoody Reporter

4 comments:

Dunwoody Mom said...

Well, by Dunwoody leaving,we will be assisting in the contraction of DeKalb Schools. :)

Says the man, Elgart, who bears some of the responsibility of the woeful state of DeKalb Schools. He, and his organization turned a blind eye for YEARS at the problems with DeKalb Schools. He has no credibility as far as I'm concerned.

John Heneghan said...

Mom, my sarcasm made not have been obvious as I was also trying to be factual.

I could have very easily titled the post “A man with little credibility, who leads an irrelevant organization states that Georgia needs to continue inefficient political fiefdoms because it is all about the children."

Long Time Mom said...

Have an email address for him? We could enlighten him!

Dunwoody Mom said...

John, yes, a much more appropriate title.