Controversy Ruled Under Superintendent Crawford Lewis’s Reign!
By John R. Alston Trotter, EdD, JD
Just a quick question: Has the DeKalb Board of Education given up on finding a new superintendent? We read on the DeKalb School Watch blog that Chairman Tom Bowen was in court recently and was apparently there to support federally-indicted former DeKalb superintendent Crawford Lewis. Hmm. Is this a conflict — or does it at least send the wrong message? Hey Mark Elgart, thou most hypocritical of all educrats in the state of Georgia, what say ye about DeKalb? And Atlanta…now that you apparently got your way to having Chairman Khaatim El to step down as leader of the Atlanta Board of Education? Do you reckon that you will finally get your invite to the Piedmont Driving Club? What does the DeKalb County Board of Education have in the offing? Season tickets to Stone Mountain Park? I kid you, Mark, but you are so inconsistent in your application of SACS‘s phony standards. If Atlanta and DeKalb school system do not merit SACS‘s actions, then which school system does? Are you going to keep picking on lil ole Clayton County? Ha! Clayco became your Afghanistan, didn’t it?
So, I thought that picking a superintendent was one of SACS‘s almighty standards or goals. Perhaps I was wrong. Perhaps the DeKalb Board of Education is just waiting on Mark Elgart to tell it whom he wants for the board to choose for superintendent. Mark Elgart…the new Educational Czar of Southern Schools. Will Ramona Tyson remain indefinitely the superintendent of the DeKalb School System? The clock keeps ticking…tick, tick, tick…
Dr. Sam King, anyone? Superintendent of the Year in Georgia. I suppos no one wants a very superintendent who always knows how to treat people. Dr. King, I don’t blame you for staying right where you are. But, who can understand Arthur Culver, Lillie Cox, Michael Hinojosa, Edmond Heatley, Beverly Hall, Crawford Lewis? Do school boards always learn dumber? Hmm.