Tag: Education

SMN: Armstrong takes the lead in initiative to increase Latino percentage at local colleges

I’ve written before about Armstrong Atlantic State University’s dramatic changes over the last decade. See for example here and here. I started teaching part-time there in 2001 and am now a full-time instructor of English and occasionally journalism. There’s a…

The Street Light: What smaller government looks like

I sent this link out to my Twitter followers already. But I thought it deserved a post here on the blog. The Street Light is a great blog mainly about economic issues that I have found myself reading more and…

Should voters extend ESPLOST, the 1% sales tax for education infrastructure?

I’ve already posted my thoughts on two other issues that will be on the ballot this fall here in Chatham County: Should we abolish term limits for the Chatham County chairperson? Will Sunday sales pass in Savannah and other local…

Maps tell the story about new West Chatham high school site

[UPDATE, 4/4/12: This high school is now officially called New Hampstead High School, after the name of the New Hampstead development that has been almost completely stalled since the housing bust.] The Savannah-Chatham County public school system is moving ahead…

The Atlanta school cheating scandal: could it get any worse?

It takes a lot to stun me these days, but I’m stunned by the scale of the cheating scandal in the Atlanta school system. Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) scores were routinely manipulated, with the knowledge or even the active participation…