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For once, it’s bad news from another school system

By   /  November 6, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The Journal has been relatively quiet on the subject of the Dougherty County School System.  The reason is that there hasn’t been much reason to complain.  Of course, if this was Richmond County, I’d  have plenty of reason to complain. Last week, Tonya Mount, a mother who’s disabled child attends school in the system, [...]

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Zero tolerance means zero common sense

By   /  January 30, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet From time to time, news surfaces of how zero tolerance rules are being applied and show a complete lack of common sense.  Recently, a child faced suspension because he built a gun out of Legos.  Another young child got in trouble for her paper gun, which was really nothing more than a square piece [...]

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No room for acumen with school’s under zero tolerance

By   /  October 22, 2009  /  Bill Waller, News  /   Comments

Tweet By now, most have heard the story of little Zachary Christie, the 6-year-old boy that brought a camping cutlery tool to school. The tool had a spoon, fork, knife, and bottle opener. He had used the tool to eat at home, and decided that it would be a great idea to bring to school [...]

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