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Meet with MACE Leaders. Just Call the MACE Office (770.716.2727).

  Dr. John Trotter (L), Chairman of MACE Board of Directors, and Ben Barnes (R), CEO of MACE, were meeting with Smyrna Elementary School teachers in Cobb County on the occasion of this photo. Dr. Trotter and Mr. Barnes have … Continue reading

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MACE Explains Effective Education!

MACE Explains Effective Education! MACE’s Effective Education Explained (E3): “Make the kids behave, and let the teachers teach. Period. You cannot have good learning conditions until you first have good teaching conditions. Period.” © 2018

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Teacher Blame Syndrome (TBS)

The Teacher Blame Syndrome (TBS) is a degenerative and degrading disease. It is epidemic. The Students-Administrators-Parents (SAP) Axis attacks teachers on a non-stop basis. Teachers have just one friend and advocate. That friend is MACE, the most feared and effective … Continue reading

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MACE Knows the Issues!

“MACE knows the issues in public education. There are essentially four issues: (1) Defiant & Disruption Students; (2) Irate & Irresponsible Parents; (3) Angry & Abusive Administrators; and (4) Systematic Cheating — not just on standardized tests but also when … Continue reading

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When We Had Discipline!

By John R. Alston Trotter, EdD, JD      Fall of 1981. I was a 27 year old assistant principal of a large public high school and in charge of all student discipline. You could hear a pin drop in … Continue reading

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You Cannot Ape MACE!

John R. Alston Trotter, BA, MA, EdD, JD Recently I was talking to a friend who manages a Marriott Hotel in North Carolina.   He told me that a teacher was checking out of his hotel and he struck up a … Continue reading

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What has MACE Done for Me Lately?

  Note:  Recently one of MACE’s longtime Members posed this question to me, and I took the time to provide her, I think, a thoughtful answer.  We essentially learn by space repetition and sudden impact.  So, I certainly do not … Continue reading

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Two Pertinent Articles are Reprinted… The MACE Thesis & Why You Came to MACE!

Note:  Administrators are still acting like educational fools all over the State of Georgia — and nationwide — clueless as ever as how schools function effectively.  They have mindlessly bought into the top-down, heavy-handed management of teachers as if the … Continue reading

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Hey Calhoun County School System, the Eyes of MACE are upon You!

Dr. John Trotter, Chairman, Norreese Haynes, CEO, and Rafael Garcia, Membership Director, of MACE hit the road to Southwest Georgia yesterday.  The MACE Trio made an extemporaneous stop at Randolph Clay High School in Cuthbert, Georgia, visiting with staff there … Continue reading

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Hey Superintendent Richard Autry, What in the Hell is Going on Out in Rockdale County?

Hey Superintendent Richard Autry, What in the Hell is Going Out in Rockdale County? By John R. Alston Trotter, EdD, JD      Most public schools are going to hell in a hand basket. The students are not made to behave. … Continue reading

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