The Truth About Headmaster David Barham
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Anon

Detroit, MI

#43 Nov 14, 2011
Yea it was truly amazing to go to that school. I was there my entire life and when he took over things really went bad. I hated how we lost a lot of good teachers that were replaced with incompetent people who werent certified to teach. But the real deal was the football program. Oh man, I remember the first year they kicked out a lot of kids cause they didn't play. Whoever said barham gives kids second chances better look deeper into that. My parents took me out for the reason that they were paying for me to go while those "second chance" kids were getting a free ride with good grades cause they would take their report cards to him and he would change their f-ing grades!!!
theonewhoknows

United States

#44 Nov 25, 2011
Oh, I don't know if you want to do that.
Shocked

Mermentau, LA

#45 Dec 16, 2011
Smh WoW!! I didn't know about none of this. Coach never mention this to none of the students. If I would've known this I would've been left. Don't get me wrong he is a good coach but to sale a dream was the most hurtful thing that happen to me. And after 5 years of being there I received a diploma with my last name spelled wrong. And to think I knew a role model.
Ciggy-ter

United States

#46 Feb 2, 2012
Paul Harvey II wrote:
David Barham and I have been friends for several years. I can attest to the fact that much like the rest of us he is NOT perfect. Not even close. That being said, all this hate talk is toooooooo much.
David is a Christian, and his daily walk in life proves this out. He takes in kids at Prep that society has already tossed aside, and tries to give them something better. The typical kid is African American, bad situation at home, no father figure, low income, cannot afford the tuition, etc etc....you get the picture. This is not opinion, but fact. He has a heart for these kids and takes them in knowing full well that most of them will at some point in time disappoint him. He uses athletics in addition to the classroom to teach them about the lessons of life (most of which you can't find in a text book) and attempts to get them qualified for college. He takes donations from the private sector to help pay for the students that can't afford the tuition.
I have a suggestion for those of you who do not agree with the way he runs Prep. Go start your own school and run in the way you want to run it. This is America after all. Good luck!!
David is fully aware that he will in fact be judged by God one day for ALL of his actions on this earth. On that judgement day, his works will stand on their own. Its not for you or me to decide or judge.
And now you know the "rest of the story"....Peace.....PH2
This is crazy... I went to prep from 2004-2007 and though we didnt have the best materials COACH barham tried his best to push us in class and was nothing short of a great man and father figure. I can say this because i know as a player for him i caused him a great deal of stress from "tryin to thug my way through life" lol, but he always stayed on me and i have learned so much lessons from him and COACH bullara that i cant wait to pass on to my kids... GREAT MAN GREAT COACH can't exactly speak on the financial end of it. But i can say i never once felt used
the one who knows

United States

#47 Feb 6, 2012
Well you are the only one that feels that way...
keith

Collierville, TN

#48 Oct 23, 2012
An ancient proverb states, "Where words are many, sin is not absent."
David the crook

Baton Rouge, LA

#50 Apr 5, 2013
Is he a crook? He is back to his crooked ways. But God does not sleep. He will get what is coming to him. I can promise you that
Barham is a jerk

United States

#51 Apr 29, 2013
David the crook wrote:
Is he a crook? He is back to his crooked ways. But God does not sleep. He will get what is coming to him. I can promise you that
I hear he is selling the school. I also know he has screwd over some good folks in Brenham. That he and his wife and oldest daughter worked for. The company almost went under. I also heard they plan on moving to Oklahoma next year so everyone there beware. The crook and his family is on the way to get you!!
Melinda Barham

United States

#52 Apr 29, 2013
David the crook wrote:
Is he a crook? He is back to his crooked ways. But God does not sleep. He will get what is coming to him. I can promise you that
Does anyone know if Melinda knows what he has done and is still doing??
Is she in on it? If not why does she stay with him???
Sue David

United States

#53 May 5, 2013
Melinda Barham wrote:
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Does anyone know if Melinda knows what he has done and is still doing??
Is she in on it? If not why does she stay with him???
I'm not sure but he did sell that building to the sheriff department for 900,000 dollars but what is interesting about the sale is that David knowingly had asbestos in the building and guidroz and the EPA made him remove it. Can you say class action lawsuit against that clown for educating those children for all those years in an asbestos building
the one who knows

Cedar, MN

#54 May 5, 2013
Sue David, Class action, lets do it... David seems to always get by with everything... Send message if interested....
the one who knows

United States

#55 May 7, 2013
Barham is a jerk wrote:
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I hear he is selling the school. I also know he has screwd over some good folks in Brenham. That he and his wife and oldest daughter worked for. The company almost went under. I also heard they plan on moving to Oklahoma next year so everyone there beware. The crook and his family is on the way to get you!!
Oklahoma is where his adopted son lives... I guess David will play snake in the grass....Their too...
Tired of the Barhams

Lockhart, TX

#56 May 9, 2013
I don't understand how he gets away with so much. God, please save us all from this man and his family from destroying lives. He needs to be reckoned with.
the one who knows

United States

#57 May 10, 2013
Tired of the Barhams wrote:
I don't understand how he gets away with so much. God, please save us all from this man and his family from destroying lives. He needs to be reckoned with.
AMEN!
Tired of the Barhams

Lockhart, TX

#58 Jun 14, 2013
Just found out his daughter and wife both got a new car one is a Lexus Must be nice spending other people's money.
THE REAL TRUTH

Madisonville, TX

#59 Sep 5, 2015
Catgirl wrote:
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I pray that justice will be served for all the people deceived by Mr. Barham.
The real truth is this lady that is suing for "a supposed back injury" was treated years earlier for back injuries. If you take time to read the court documents that are posted on line her own doctor testified to that in open court. So once again this is a prime example of someone suing to live off the system. Should Mr. Barham have the proper insurance for employees , sure he should. But you don't have the right to have pre-existing back problems then move a desk and go after a school. One more example of our society trying to le off other hard working people. As far as Mr. Barham getting all this money from kids he has coached, NOT true. I find it real convenient that no one had a problem when he moved inner city kids into his home gave them, safety, food ,love ,church, and helped them get into college . But when someone has a problem with him then all of a sudden he is this blood sucker. Why don't you go in the inner city and pick up a couple of kids and move them into your house and feed them ,shelter them etc. Then come talk to me. Also Mr. Barham must be able to predict the future and tell that just because a young child is African American means they are going to be drafted into the NFL. ABSOLUTEY RIDICULOUS .(Hey uneducated , do you know what the % of kids that play high school football get DIISION 1 scholarships and actually start for a major university is? MUCH LESS PLAY IN THE NFL 2%)You ever see the blindside movie. I am sure the Tueys also had some master plan to make money off a inner city kid too. NO they just reached out to help someone that needed help. I am not saying Mr. Barham is perfect but know your facts before you publically condemn someone and his family. Two big things wrong with this country people suing everybody and judging people with assumptions. Go volunteer at a soup kitchen one weekend or take in a child in need. Oh that's right your busy this Saturday!!!!!!!!!!

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