Posted on: March 2, 2021 Posted by: Staff Writer Comments: 0

Cobb County Teacher Caught Blaming Breonna Taylor for Her Murder

Susan McCoy, a forensics science teacher at Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, Georgiaa was caught on camera this past week telling her class of students that Breonna Taylor was responsible for her own death. “I’m sorry she was killed but if you hang out with people with guns that shoot at cops you’re likely to get caught in the crossfire,” McCoy can be heard saying in reference to who she…

Posted on: February 24, 2021 Posted by: Crystal Gammon Comments: 0

Georgia Coalition for a Safe Return to School Holds the Great Georgia Teach-In

On Saturday, February 20, 2021, a beautiful warm day in Atlanta, a coalition of Georgia Educators from all over the metro Atlanta area gathered at the Georgia Department of Education with one common goal in mind- to rally for proper measures to be taken to keep students and staff safe in schools throughout Georgia. Several speakers attended the outdoor event ranging from Georgia Educators, Scientists, and a Physician. The Great…

Posted on: February 20, 2021 Posted by: Staff Writer Comments: 0

Gwinnett County Schools Halts the Gateway Requirement for Students

In a startling move, Gwinnett County Schools has decided to waive the requirement that the Class of 2021 seniors must pass the Gateway exams in order to graduate. The Gateway exams are essay exams that requires sophomores to write about science and juniors about social studies prompts. Students who fail them can retake them but they are required for students to graduate from Gwinnett County Schools. This development also has…

Posted on: February 19, 2021 Posted by: Crystal Gammon Comments: 0

Say No to High Stakes State Testing This Year

Earlier in the school year, Georgia schools were denied a testing waiver by former Education Secretary Betsy Devos, to the dismay of parents and educators state-wide. The year has been full of challenges, and teachers, parents, and educators across the state agree about one thing, Georgia should say “NO” to High Stakes state testing this year!  How could anyone expect the results to be reliable? Survival Was the School Theme…

Posted on: February 15, 2021 Posted by: Crystal Gammon Comments: 0

Georgia Association of Educators Rally for Safer Schools

By Crystal Gammon In a press release listed on the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) website www.gae.org, GAE announced that they filed a lawsuit against Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, State Superintendent Richard Woods, and the Georgia Department of Public Health for their failure to provide safe environments for teachers and students during the COVID-19 19 pandemic. On Saturday, February 13, 2021, the GAE held a Member Rally for Safe In-Person Instruction…

Posted on: February 6, 2021 Posted by: Crystal Gammon Comments: 0

Opinion: Deconstructing Gov. Brian Kemp’s Teacher Pipeline Package

On February 2nd, Governor Brian Kemp announced his plans to evaluate and improve the teaching profession through his Teacher Pipeline Package. Governor Kemp addressed the current education crisis in Georgia. In his announcement on Tuesday, Governor Kemp said that he plans to strengthen student connectivity, restore funding to school systems across the state, and build on his commitment to strengthening the teacher pipeline.   Despite recent criticism, Governor Kemp stated that…

Posted on: February 5, 2021 Posted by: Staff Writer Comments: 0

Kemp says Atlanta Teachers Can’t Move Up in the Vaccination Line

On Friday, Governor Kemp denied a request from the Atlanta Board of Education to move teachers in the 1A group for vaccinations against COVID-19 saying that there’s not enough of the supply and that indeed schools are safe to open. This comes after the School Board approved a resolution urging the state to begin vaccinating teachers- instead of the April date given by Dr. Toomey and Kemp. Currently healthcare workers,…

Posted on: January 25, 2021 Posted by: Staff Writer Comments: 0

Perceived Threats of Caring Male Teacher

By Nathan Brown “Nathan Brown is a student of elementary education at Hamline University. He is a future educator who stands against the implementation of postmodern theory into public education and writes about these issues at NateBWriting.weebly.com. He also creates children’s music under the name ‘Captain Cool Kid’, and his first album, “Songs 4 Every1″, is soon to be released on Bandcamp.com.” From the time I turned seventeen years old, I…

Posted on: January 24, 2021 Posted by: Staff Writer Comments: 0

Biden’s $170 Billion+ Plan to Reopen Schools in 100 Days

President Biden unveiled his administration’s first legislative priority in a $1.9 trillion stimulus package that pushes $130 billion to reopen schools in 100 days in a quest to get the pandemic under control and mitigate the economic and social impact on the country. While he intends to get bipartisan support of this package, Democrats hold 50 seats in the Senate with the newly sworn-in Ossoff and Warnock from Georgia. Here…