I have been writing about these gypsy superintendents for years now (including a word or two about Romain Dallemand). They jump from one school board bed to another, depending which gullible school boards will fatten their wallets and purses and give them free reign to bully and to travel. It looks like Macon (Bibb County) hired the classic gypsy superintendent 19 months ago, Romain Dallemand. Mr. Dallemand offered up his notorious “Macon Miracle” which is more akin to a “Macon Nightmare.” I have been writing about him of late and promising the good teachers and parents of Macon that MACE will “hit the town” this year. Help is a’comin’! Meantime, the teachers of Bibb County (most of whom, I presume, have been members of GAE and PAGE – by the way, how’s this working out for them?) have been suffering under the indignities of this pseudo leader.
Dallemand’s “ideas” have to come from outside Macon, heh? Hmm. They look like they have come from the pit of hell…with demands that all the children from the First Grade to the Twelfth Grade take Chinese classes. Ridiculous. Perhaps first learning the Standard English Language – the language of Commerce in the world – might be a little more practical. It appears that Mr. Dallemand has come up with the Macon Nightmare Plan on the back of a coffee-stained napkin at a Five Star Restaurant in Manhattan or San Francisco. It is amazing how the illusions of grandeur spring forth when you are wining and dining yourself (or, as we say down South, “eating high off the hog”) on the taxpayers’ money.
Attention Bibb County Board of Education: Admit your fatal mistake. Don’t prolong the agony for the children, the teachers, the parents, and you. Just send the man packing. He will find another “search firm” (hey, tell him to call education attorney Glenn Beck) who might just be able to find another unsuspecting and gullible school board to take on the miseries of Romain Dallemand. Now I think that ole Glenn might also be expecting Romain to name his firm, Brock Clay, as the school board attorneys is such a scenario. Ha!