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Dr. Trotter and Mr. Barnes Explaining the Law…

Dr. John Trotter and Mr. Ben Barnes explain the federal and state laws as they relate to Georgia teachers…and also explain how school boards and school administrators break these laws. Dr. John Trotter: “I cannot think of bigger offenders of … Continue reading

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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 Is Fired Up Against Teacher Abuse!

     MACE. Fired up against Teacher Abuse. This condition is widespread and out-of-control. Little small-minded, insecure, petty, and vindictive administrators are provided lethal weapons — dumb-ass, circle-the-bubbles “evaluation” forms which are used in a manipulative, retributive, and punitive manner … 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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You Must Establish Discipline First!

“Are you telling me that you are going to focus on academic achievement and presume that the discipline will fall in place? This may offend you…but you are a complete nitwit. An educational dumbass. If you focus first on academic … Continue reading

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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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