Parents file lawsuit to halt school closings

Mar 11, 2011 Full story: Cross Roads News 23

The DeKalb School Board's March 7 vote to close eight schools, seven of them in south DeKalb County, is now the subject of a lawsuit.

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Keith Keller

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#1 Mar 12, 2011
The DeKalb County BOE has a deep budget debt.
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Dumfries, VA

#2 Mar 12, 2011
One- stupid people close schools to "save money" (which they won't in the long run)

Two- If they are planning to close the schools, WHERE is the taxpayer money going to go. Don't know about Dekalb area, but in OUR area over HALF of our local taxes go to schools.

I think this is some sort of political play. Also don't know about ya'll's schools, but ours get money from many sources:

local and federal taxes
local businesses
lottery tickets that people buy

If your state DOES this, now tell the people you don't have the money to keep the schools open.
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Dumfries, VA

#3 Mar 12, 2011
So, has your area tried butting local WELFARE budgets yet? How about cutting admin jobs for the local government? Have you trimmed all the pork first?
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Dumfries, VA

#4 Mar 12, 2011
Dang, that's cutting.
paul

Bowdon, GA

#5 Mar 12, 2011
the scum that are protesting to have the school stay open is the welfare crowd that puts NOTHING into the system but takes PLENTY out of it.They live in government apartments that pay NO taxes, the kid is on FREE LUNCH, and all they want is a free ride..THE FREE RIDES have to stop SOMEWHERE and this is a GREAT place to stop them.SHUT DOWN WELFARE SCHOOLS

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#6 Mar 12, 2011
Question Authority wrote:
So, has your area tried butting local WELFARE budgets yet? How about cutting admin jobs for the local government? Have you trimmed all the pork first?
Dekalb is an obama stronghold, they have had their school superintendent under indictment and assistant superintendents also. The last thing this place would do is to cut a budget. Their idea of management idea is to spend, spend, and spend some more. They have such poor management in Dekalb and it is showing in the budget and test scores. I wish Dekalb's test scores could be those of years past when Dekalb was the best in Georgia and the SE.
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Dumfries, VA

#7 Mar 13, 2011
lighteredknot wrote:
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Dekalb is an obama stronghold, they have had their school superintendent under indictment and assistant superintendents also. The last thing this place would do is to cut a budget. Their idea of management idea is to spend, spend, and spend some more. They have such poor management in Dekalb and it is showing in the budget and test scores. I wish Dekalb's test scores could be those of years past when Dekalb was the best in Georgia and the SE.
Welcome to a school system I know. Again, have the other questions been answered? Have so many of ya'll moved out of the area that there IS no tax base?

I'm not saying the schools shouldn't have to 'bite the bullet' like everyone else; all I'm saying is I see no reason to close them.
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Dumfries, VA

#8 Mar 13, 2011
paul wrote:
the scum that are protesting to have the school stay open is the welfare crowd that puts NOTHING into the system but takes PLENTY out of it.They live in government apartments that pay NO taxes, the kid is on FREE LUNCH, and all they want is a free ride..THE FREE RIDES have to stop SOMEWHERE and this is a GREAT place to stop them.SHUT DOWN WELFARE SCHOOLS
What you are saying makes no sense to me. Call me what you will, but I don't get it. What's the "welfare crowd" got to do with it? Where does the money come from that YOUR schools operate with? the fact that EVERYONE takes advantage of public paid for education seems to be irrelevant.
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Dumfries, VA

#9 Mar 13, 2011
Public schools these days should be subjected to independent audits.
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Dumfries, VA

#10 Mar 13, 2011
Public schools these days should be subjected to independent audits. Without warning.
Paul

Carrollton, GA

#11 Mar 14, 2011
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What you are saying makes no sense to me. Call me what you will, but I don't get it. What's the "welfare crowd" got to do with it? Where does the money come from that YOUR schools operate with? the fact that EVERYONE takes advantage of public paid for education seems to be irrelevant.
I am sure my comment doesnt mean anything to you necause your BLACK and didnt realize that people have to PAY school tax to keep the school open, unlike most blacks, they dont pay SHIT to anyone but want everything for free.WELL THE FREE DAYS ARE ABOUT OVER.
FEA

Cedartown, GA

#12 Mar 14, 2011
Question Authority wrote:
One- stupid people close schools to "save money" (which they won't in the long run)
Two- If they are planning to close the schools, WHERE is the taxpayer money going to go. Don't know about Dekalb area, but in OUR area over HALF of our local taxes go to schools.
I think this is some sort of political play. Also don't know about ya'll's schools, but ours get money from many sources:
local and federal taxes
local businesses
lottery tickets that people buy
If your state DOES this, now tell the people you don't have the money to keep the schools open.
Want to keep the schools open .
Do what your type does best.
Hit the streets with your bull horns ,take over the state capital , break some glass and maybe bloody a few noses . After all your not having your way and I,m sure that,s all the justification you hooligans need !!
The hell with paying your way .
anon

Duluth, GA

#13 Mar 14, 2011
They will file a suit against closing schools, but they won't file a suit against the administrators who cheated so many children out of their education?
FEA

Cedartown, GA

#14 Mar 14, 2011
Your exactly right.
When whites get caught doing something wrong another white can,t wait to turn him in .
Blacks look at it like this, it,s not my money I,m on welfare, food stamps,section 8 and scamming unemployment insurance .
So it must be the money of someone who works for a living and pays taxes .No one in the hood I know .
When one of his brothers or sisters gets caught scamming the system they see it as blacks getting pay back on whity,s system .
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Dumfries, VA

#15 Mar 14, 2011
Paul wrote:
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I am sure my comment doesnt mean anything to you necause your BLACK and didnt realize that people have to PAY school tax to keep the school open, unlike most blacks, they dont pay SHIT to anyone but want everything for free.WELL THE FREE DAYS ARE ABOUT OVER.
Gad, will you people never get over the stupid race card?
I'm a WHITE MALE thank you very much. It doesn't MEAN anything to me because I ASKED you to explain it to me and you gave me crap to eat instead. Thanks for nothin.
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Dumfries, VA

#16 Mar 14, 2011
FEA wrote:
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Want to keep the schools open .
Do what your type does best.
Hit the streets with your bull horns ,take over the state capital , break some glass and maybe bloody a few noses . After all your not having your way and I,m sure that,s all the justification you hooligans need !!
The hell with paying your way .
HUH? Where did THAT come from? I'm no teacher or school administrator and I SURE don't belong to a union. Care to try again? I know the public schools are crap, but isn't ignorance worse? Please keep in mind I'M NOT FROM YOUR AREA.
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Dumfries, VA

#17 Mar 14, 2011
anon wrote:
They will file a suit against closing schools, but they won't file a suit against the administrators who cheated so many children out of their education?
Actually, it's a two way street. Your kids; your responsibility. My wife went to work to pay for private tuition for our kids.

As for the lawsuits? Think a little. If you are going to file a lawsuit, you'd BETTER have a good case that can be proven. Most people can't afford to lose and public institutions KNOW that.
I don't know about you, but it's cheaper sometimes to just pay the tuition to a private school than to burden the family with putting up with lawyers. They'll charge you through the nose. And growing kids don't wait. Don't think your kid won't be punished for your actions either. That's just the way it is.

The only way you'll get more attention in that realm is class action. Depending on the reason, some schools win; some lose.
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Dumfries, VA

#18 Mar 14, 2011
If you're going to sue to halt school closings, make sure you sue for tuition money to go to those who WILL educate your children.
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Dumfries, VA

#19 Mar 14, 2011
FEA wrote:
Your exactly right.
When whites get caught doing something wrong another white can,t wait to turn him in .
Blacks look at it like this, it,s not my money I,m on welfare, food stamps,section 8 and scamming unemployment insurance .
So it must be the money of someone who works for a living and pays taxes .No one in the hood I know .
When one of his brothers or sisters gets caught scamming the system they see it as blacks getting pay back on whity,s system .
That may be true for some groups; but not for all.
Bocephus

Dallas, GA

#20 Mar 14, 2011
Private schools are the only way to go. The best investment you will ever make. My children, grandchildren, and trust fund for beyond that will make sure my family never sees the inside of a government school.

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