2/20: School board size; Teach for America

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Is there an ideal size for a school board? The Legislature attempted to answer that question last year with a law reducing the DeKalb board, but inadvertently created a mess, which I describe today.

In a guest column, a Teach for America teacher wonders why Cobb wouldn’t welcome her and her peers.

Tell us what you think here or on my Get Schooled blog.

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February 20th, 2012
1:59 pm

@Hillbilly D,
Except for the APS system; let the three stooges run it, as it appears they would do a better job…….


February 20th, 2012
1:42 pm

The size should be limited to about 7 members. The most important is how and who you elect or appoint members to the boards. Also keep Lawyers off of it.

Hillbilly D

February 20th, 2012
11:14 am

The size of a school board is something that should be decided locally. Keep the State and the Feds out of it.