Why pick super with no classroom experience?
April 18, 2014 01:18 AM | 1917 views | 5 5 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

I cannot believe that the Cobb School Board appointed Chris Ragsdale as our interim superintendent. He has never been in the class room to work. We have tried superintendents with no classroom experience before. (Remember Joe Redden?) They didn’t work then and it will not work now.

Chris Ragsdale may be a great operations person but does he have the knowledge and education to run a school system? I think not.

What about Alice Stouder? She knows Cobb County Schools. She started as a teacher and worked her way up the ladder. She put in her time. Everyone that has worked with her says she knows and loves Cobb County Schools. Shouldn’t she have a shot at this if she wants it? She does have the education now and does not have to go back to school for her master’s degree.

Who governs the school board? Maybe it is time to get a school board that is for the school and the kids, not for other gains. Maybe the governor can explain how a school board can appoint someone who is less qualified than others who applied for the job.

Becky Braswell

Marietta
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RoyG
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April 18, 2014
The CEO of Ford isn't a mechanic. CCBE needs to be run by a business educated professional. Teachers need to do what they do best and that is teach. Administration should create an environment where educators can give our children the best education.
anonymous
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April 20, 2014
Hey Roy, how much business experience does Ragsdale have besides the last few years at Cobb? He was a tech guy. He doesn't have squat in experience
Tes Socra
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April 18, 2014
Will the CCSD receive funding from the state for a superintendent that does not have the proper education credentials ?? If yes then how much ?

Super Reddon did have the proper credentials !

Or will the School Board be seeking more wafers like the 12 additional students per class room like they tried last year.

Past time for this school board to set-up and lead !
Bob Johnson
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April 18, 2014
How about Cheryl Hungerford? There are several qualified people with experience.
Qualified?
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April 20, 2014
The old guard from Sanderson's corrupt dictatorship is not a legacy I want for our children and teachers. Seems the School Board may actually get something right for a change.

Ragsdale survived two incompetent supers with his integrity in tact. He understands the operational side of the business, is smart enough to surround himself with knowledgeable educators, and will actually "listen" to them. A rare quality on Glover Street!
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