Our schools are steadily deteriorating
August 15, 2013 11:32 PM | 1316 views | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend | print

I can understand the consternation of The Brunswick News editors, as expressed in their Tuesday MDJ guest editorial titled “Lack of Education Behind Welfare Woe,” but they are missing the real issue entirely, which is: The lack of education is behind the survival of our nation. It should be understood that no nation can survive if everyone is feeding at the public trough and no one is left working to fill it.

Our Georgia legislators are not responsible for the education of our children. The education of our children is the sole responsibility of “we the people.” We, in Cobb County, have delegated that responsibility to others who do not seem to care.

I have been watching, and writing in this publication about the deterioration of the Cobb County educational system for over seven years now and I have seen nothing done to slow its slide into the depths.

I have listened to our current school district superintendent talk about spending $300,000 to develop a “strategy” for teaching our children, but I have seen nothing published. I have listened as he proclaimed in public that he is having severe trouble with “getting his arms around how to do his job.” Yet he is still here.

It would seem that our Glover Street headquarters has become a playground for nitwits. Our school district is plowing ahead like a run-away bus with no one driving the bus.

When are “we the people,” the parents of those thousands of disenchanted, uneducated kids going to step up and clean up the mess? At the rate we are going, it won’t be too long before no one is capable of feeding themself. What do we do then? What do our state legislators do?

Our future is not a wonderful thing to behold. Does anyone care?

Jim Stoll


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August 16, 2013
Knowing what's available in schools today it's incredible. But also be aware of how many of students today by the time they are nine years old, can hardly read. Smart kids with smarter parents will always succeed.

The rule should be, READING, WRITING and MATH.

If they can't read, how can they write?
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