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Former parent

Tucker, GA

#1 Mar 13, 2012
Why is it that there are no black teachers at South Douglas? Has not been ever. The excuse given is that "They just don't apply here." or "We are to far out, they don't want to drive this far."
Thing is there are black teachers next door at Fairplay Middle. Maybe there is a reason "They just don't apply here".......because they aren't welcomed.
Teacher

Tucker, GA

#2 Mar 13, 2012
The ONLY way to get a position at that school is to know somebody, be somebody's relative, etc....I was passed over for a position there once, the girl hired was a Central Office employees daughter. It's not what you know, it's WHO you know with that principal.
Blah Blah Blah

Douglasville, GA

#3 Mar 13, 2012
Boo hoo, wah wah wah, big crybaby. Really? Race Card?
Former parent wrote:
Why is it that there are no black teachers at South Douglas? Has not been ever. The excuse given is that "They just don't apply here." or "We are to far out, they don't want to drive this far."
Thing is there are black teachers next door at Fairplay Middle. Maybe there is a reason "They just don't apply here".......because they aren't welcomed.
I know

United States

#4 Mar 13, 2012
Former parent wrote:
Why is it that there are no black teachers at South Douglas? Has not been ever. The excuse given is that "They just don't apply here." or "We are to far out, they don't want to drive this far."
Thing is there are black teachers next door at Fairplay Middle. Maybe there is a reason "They just don't apply here".......because they aren't welcomed.
Former Parent, really what your kids with DFACS !!! Would not surprise me with what you posted here. Go back to ATL or Clayton!!!!!!
MrCrabs

Villa Rica, GA

#6 Mar 13, 2012
Really? Shouldn't you be more concerned with the education your child is receiving at your school? If your child is learning what they should be, then does it really matter what color the teacher is? Geesh, I get so tired of the race card. I could care less what color my students are, and I hope they could care less what color I am. That is true equality.
Dad

Tucker, GA

#7 Apr 19, 2012
I like all the pretty ladies down there!! Fine looking ladies. If I were a boy again, I sure would rather have a pretty teacher. Blondes, redheads.....little, tall.....you name it they got it there. No wonder the firemen like to eat lunch in the lunchroom.
Whitey

Atlanta, GA

#8 Apr 19, 2012
Why aren't there any white teachers at Stewart Middle School?

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#9 Apr 19, 2012
Whitey wrote:
Why aren't there any white teachers at Stewart Middle School?
There ARE!(and you know that). You are just stirring.

Since: Feb 08

Douglasville, Georgia

#10 Apr 19, 2012
Former parent wrote:
Why is it that there are no black teachers at South Douglas? Has not been ever. The excuse given is that "They just don't apply here." or "We are to far out, they don't want to drive this far."
Thing is there are black teachers next door at Fairplay Middle. Maybe there is a reason "They just don't apply here".......because they aren't welcomed.
First off....I can't believe anyone at the school or with the school board would tell you "They just don't apply here." That's not how the hiring process works.

Educators apply through the board office. They do not apply at a particular school even if they know a slot is open at a school. The principals review the applications/resumes on hand and call applicants they wish to interview. However, from time to time word of mouth reaches someone who might want a particular position....they hurriedly ask to be considered and their names are placed in the pile of candidates.

When you are hired you are hired by the school system. Though you are at a particular school the board can move you anytime they wish as long as the position requirements match with your credentials.

That being said.....South Douglas had the same principal for years and years....a very capable and qualified woman. Because she was there for several years South Douglas had what in my opinion is lacking in education today.....consistency. It was a desirable school for parents...and teachers wanted to be there. A position was never open for long.

I believe the particular principal I'm referring to retired a few years ago. Did she not?

Since: Feb 08

Douglasville, Georgia

#11 Apr 19, 2012
MrCrabs wrote:
Really? Shouldn't you be more concerned with the education your child is receiving at your school? If your child is learning what they should be, then does it really matter what color the teacher is? Geesh, I get so tired of the race card. I could care less what color my students are, and I hope they could care less what color I am. That is true equality.
Amen....

“Yet another average white man.”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#12 Apr 20, 2012
The whining about black representation is just beginning. Now that their population in this county has doubled in a decade, they want to see more black faces running the show. Of course, we can all see how well that is working out for Clayton and South Fulton. What too many of them totally fail to realize is that most of the the people who doubled the population were not degreed professionals. Like it or not MOST of them came from the Fulton and Dekalb housing projects that were torn down 20 years before their expected service life. Add to that a healthy dose of Katrina refugees, mostly from government subsidized homes as well and very few with anything beyond a high school education.

But none of that matters to race card whiners. They only want to see "mo" black people "in charge" so they can bask in their false pride. The original and second post here were clearly aimed at stirring the racial pot, so I feel NO "white guilt" at helping to stir it back to reality. When you want to teach in this county, you don't walk into a school first, dumbazz. Get your lies straight BEFORE you post them.

I wonder if Beverly Hall is available to teach for our county. After all, she did AMAZING things with scores in Atlanta didn't she?
Grobbbbbbbbbbbbbb
Really

Tucker, GA

#13 Apr 20, 2012
The application may be filed with the board of education. However, that principal knows exactly who he is going to hire, long before any interviewing takes place. He hires his buddies from Carroll Counties daughters. Young women right out of college with zero experience. These women get hired over teachers with years of experience. It is all in "who you know", and "who you are". Since Holly Springs Elem. and Mirror Lake seem to be beating South Douglas in scores the last few years, maybe it's time to start hiring based on experience, qualifications,....rather than the good ole boy network and cuteness.

Oh, and no parent requests for particular teachers is honored......unless, unless you are a school system employee, or are part of the "clique" of parents. Then, you get to select you child's teacher.
I know

Atlanta, GA

#14 Apr 20, 2012
Same situation-under-representation of minorities and nepotism is also apparent at AHS. They also have a history of hiring folks related to higher-ups at the county office.
ANON ME

Douglasville, GA

#15 Apr 20, 2012
elementaryhistoryteacher wrote:
<quoted text>
First off....I can't believe anyone at the school or with the school board would tell you "They just don't apply here." That's not how the hiring process works.
Educators apply through the board office. They do not apply at a particular school even if they know a slot is open at a school. The principals review the applications/resumes on hand and call applicants they wish to interview. However, from time to time word of mouth reaches someone who might want a particular position....they hurriedly ask to be considered and their names are placed in the pile of candidates.
When you are hired you are hired by the school system. Though you are at a particular school the board can move you anytime they wish as long as the position requirements match with your credentials.
That being said.....South Douglas had the same principal for years and years....a very capable and qualified woman. Because she was there for several years South Douglas had what in my opinion is lacking in education today.....consistency. It was a desirable school for parents...and teachers wanted to be there. A position was never open for long.
I believe the particular principal I'm referring to retired a few years ago. Did she not?
Yes Brenda Singleton did. She hired a lot of her cult friends from Pray's Mill/

Since: Feb 08

Douglasville, Georgia

#16 Apr 20, 2012
ANON ME wrote:
<quoted text>Yes Brenda Singleton did. She hired a lot of her cult friends from Pray's Mill/
Yes....it was common knowledge way back when. I guess the situation has continued.

While there is always a procedure...it certainly doesn't mean it's always followed.
Another anon

Tucker, GA

#17 Apr 21, 2012
Don't know alot about the former principal.

The lunchroom is awful down there. I go to eat with my daughters at least twice a month. Oh my....it is so LOUD. Deafeningly loud, can't even hear your child speak to you. I don't think the kids have a whole lot of respect for the principle. He seems to do a lot of lecturing, and threatening, but never follow through with the punishment. Just threats.....kids aren't stupid they know he ain't going to do nothing.
AHS lover

Douglasville, GA

#18 Apr 21, 2012
I know wrote:
Same situation-under-representation of minorities and nepotism is also apparent at AHS. They also have a history of hiring folks related to higher-ups at the county office.
Thank Goodness. This school is the ONLY passing high school in the county.

What ya want to make it 5 out of 5 failing high schools? They are doing something right, for sure! AHS has the best admin in the county, for sure!
I know

Lithia Springs, GA

#19 Apr 21, 2012
AHS lover wrote:
<quoted text>Thank Goodness. This school is the ONLY passing high school in the county.
What ya want to make it 5 out of 5 failing high schools? They are doing something right, for sure! AHS has the best admin in the county, for sure!
AMEN!!!!!!!! Don't screw up AHS. Like the other schools!!!!!!

“Yet another average white man.”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#20 Apr 21, 2012
I know wrote:
<quoted text> AMEN!!!!!!!! Don't screw up AHS. Like the other schools!!!!!!

But, but, isn't "diversity" our strength? Ok enough sarcasm. I am certain though that the board will get around to it soon enough. After all, look where the IB program is located. That is no happy accident. The county risks top students to boost the overall grades at DCHS by mixing them with forced diversity. Otherwise that school would be a lot closer to the bottom. Once again, I am a racist for saying this (and because I am white).
Grobbbb
Curious

Powder Springs, GA

#21 Apr 22, 2012
How are the best students at "risk" at DC? You're right; being subjected to a rigorous, internationally- acclaimed program that is unlike anything else in this county is frightening. Ok... Enough sarcasm.

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