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Friday, January 21, 2011
There's a new news team in town
I have recently been introduced through several avenues to a new news source in Atlanta. Maybe you've heard of it - it's called Patch, and it focuses on local news - even micro-focusing on neighborhood news - with an emphasis on immediate, responsive reporting by qualified, intelligent writers and reporters. I already introduced you to some postings at Patch by the "history of education" reporter, Claudia Keenan. I'm really impressed with this brand new effort. I think they exemplify the news of the future. They are a highly reliable source for very fast access to the latest happenings in your world. Click here to check out the video interview with the MGT consultant they already have posted on the "Dunwoody Patch" from last night's DCSS community meeting! There are also several very good articles on the subject of our schools. Like this one called, "DeKalb Parents in 'Turbo Due Diligence'". Nice job guys!
Update - I see that Patch offers the embed code for the video so that I can share it right here on the blog - thanks! CLICK ARROW TO PLAY -
Posted by Cerebration at 11:12 AM
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I watched the video. The guy is a pretty smooth talker and he looks like he really is trying to do a good job. But he never directly answered a reporter's question "how do you know that these suggestions will be considered?" That my friends is the real question.
Has Ms. Tyson ever consider any of your suggestions to the DCSS policies that she and her staff writes? Maybe I am a skeptic, but you still have to show me that the dog and pony shows will mean anything to the administration and the BOE
He says in the video that the community input from these meetings will lead to "Option 3" (Option 1 - Centralized, Option 2 - Decentralized) - and that Option 3 will be a better option. So - can't wait to find out what Option 3 is all about!
The real million dollar question is what will the BOE do with it... I actually have some faith that Ms. Tyson will present what she believes to be the best plan to the Board; i'm not convinced that the Board will be able to put old habits aside and do what's best for the whole and adopt it....
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