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Posted - 08/26/2010 :  08:55:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am sure most of you have heard that Georgia is the recipeant(sic) of about 411M for education. To get a share of this money a school system had to opt in or opt out. Several school systems opted out and therefore will get none of the money. I have not been able to learn if Union County opted in or out. Anybody know?

If opted out then millions or dollars are lost to the UC school systems.

One of the big reasons schools opted out is the requirement that school systems recruit the very best teachers nationwide. Did this effect Union? Inquiring minds want to know.



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Posted - 08/27/2010 :  09:25:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit meg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hiring new teachers would mean firing teachers that are already working at UC schools, and I don't think the school administration wants to do that. For the most part Union County already has excellent teachers and excellent test scores.

I haven't heard anything one way or another about UC schools getting the federal stimulus money.Go to Top of Page


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Posted - 08/29/2010 :  4:24:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit mountainguy's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Which is exactly why they shouldn't take the Fed money in the first place.

Besides, if money were the answer all our educational woes would have been solved a long time ago.

"Educate and inform the whole mass of people. They are the only sure reliance of the preservation of our freedom."
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Posted - 08/29/2010 :  4:57:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit William R. Jenkins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Money has very little to do with our falling educational system.An educational system being successful is directly related to the political and social system of any society.If I had my drudders,I would allow no 18 year old to have a drivers license,with few exceptions. No student's cars on the campusThere would be no social clubs,athletic teams or band.I would form schools for males and females seperately.Most students are more interested in socializing with the opposite sex than learning.That's just for starters.WRJ Realist

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