Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Rep. David Wilkerson is publicly announcing his opposition to the controversial resolution.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The proposed constitutional amendment, House Resolution 1162, is getting a lot of attention. State Rep. David Wilkerson (D-Austell) released a formal statement of his opposition to the controversial resolution, which would allow the state to create charter and special schools, even if the schools have been denied by local school districts. Below is Wilkerson's statement: Today, State Representative David Wilkerson (D-Austell) announced his continued opposition to HR 1162. The Constitutional Amendment has been moving at a rapid pace since being introduced a few weeks ago. After the defeat of the HR 1162 last week, Republican House Leaders have pledged that the resolution will get another vote in the upcoming days. In just a few weeks, the…
Monday, February 20, 2012
South Cobb Patch gets you up to speed on the incidents surrounding a potential STEM charter school in South Cobb.
So, what is happening to the planned K-12 STEM charter School in South Cobb? South Cobb Patch gives you the rundown on STEM Inventors Academy to get you caught up to speed. 2010- Nate Riley, a concerned South Cobb parent, brought the idea of a STEM charter school to South Cobb School Board member David Morgan. From this time until October 2011, Riley, Morgan and others (including Morgan’s wife, State Rep. Alisha Morgan) meet with staff of Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University to begin planning for the charter school and to gain support. Summer 2011- Organizers contact the Cobb County School District about a partnership and to gain assistance for a planning grant application. September 2011- Board members …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Imagine International Academy of Mableton is rallying to save the school, since its charter renewal is being considered by the Cobb Board of Education.
Students, parents and other supporters of Imagine International Academy of Mableton packed the meeting room during the Cobb Board of Education’s June 8 work session. Cobb Schools Superintendent Fred Sanderson recommended rejection of the IIAM’s charter renewal. However, the school was granted a 30-day delay in consideration of its renewal, and the school's renewal is, therefore, not on tonight's meeting agenda. Many parents of IIAM students believe the board members votes will hinge on the vote of Board of Education member David Morgan, who represents IIAM and other South Cobb schools. Morgan said the school has had financial and curriculum challenges and has not lived up to the standards set forth when its initial charter was granted five…