Supe From “Hotel California”
The “GAP” Team Leading Clayton School Board Further Down The Road of Destruction?
On another note about how school boards are always looking for a “savior” or “panacea,”
wouldn’t you know it that the Clayton County Board of Education made another stupid move and hired
a “reject” from California to be its new superintendent, Edmond Heatley, a retired Marine drill
sergeant. I have read from Chino Valley, California
sources that he doesn’t like dissent and essentially it is “his way or the highway.” Haven’t
we seen his type before? Clayton County is a Graveyard
for Superintendents. The Board should have kept Interim Superintendent
Valya Lee or hired Rockdale Superintendent (and former Clayton County Assistant Superintendent
and Georgia’s Educator of the Year) Dr. Sam King. No, this would
have made too much sense. No one has ever accused this school board of having too much sense.
I think that school board member Pam Adamson is leading around Chairperson Alieka Anderson
like Alieka has a hook in her nose. Alieka is apparently being told what
to do by Anderson and Cobb County attorney Glenn
Brock who is apparently angling for the legal services again. Perhaps Glenn,
who “served” as the Cheap Superintendent Recruiter, thought he might end up as School
Board Attorney with the California Chap from Chino Valley. Wow, how our special
agendum can blur our vision. Only a blind man could not see that Clayton County had two
great educators, Dr. Lee and Dr. King, within its reach, two people who are highly respected
by the community and by teachers and administrators alike. The Glenn-Alieka-Pam (GAP)
Team (with Mark Elgart apparently whispering instructions into the team members’ ears) is
like the Amazin’ Mets of the Early Years. Which one is Early Wynn?
They were truly laughable in those days with Casey Stengel managing them. You also
can’t help but to guffaw when you think of the actions of the Clayton Board of Education.
I saw on Cable T. V. when Alieka Anderson was trying to justify the school board’s San
Diego trip that she was bragging that the board members were actually meeting with superintendent candidates…hence,
the superintendent from “Hotel California.” Hey, Alieka,
have you ever hear of the Open Meetings Law? Did the school board advertise these California
meetings? Don’t you realize that less than a year ago four Clayton school board
members were ostensibly removed for continually violating the Open Meetings Law? Wow,
that wasn’t too smart. But, I remember when Glenn Brock, the State Board members
Bryant and Bostic, and SAC’s Mark Elgart all met illegally behind
closed doors with the Clayton County Board of Education. I guess this law just applies
when the Big Boys want it to apply…for their convenient purposes. May 18,
2009. © MACE, 2009.