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Cracker Squire

THE MUSINGS OF A TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN DEMOCRAT

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Sid in his law office where he sits when meeting with clients. Observant eyes will notice the statuette of one of Sid's favorite Democrats.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Clayton County Superintendent John Thompson confirms the Cracker Squire's earlier post that the Emperor John Thompson has nothing on. Geez.

In a 3-28-08 post entitled "Listen up Clayton County -- The two finalists for temporary superintendent don't have what it takes to salvage the school district's accrediation." I wrote:

Finally someone has said of the two prospective Emperors: "But he has nothing on!"

Listen up citizens of Clayton County. Do not allow things to go from bad (I know, real bad) to worse at tomorrow's school board meeting.


But who in the world would have thought he was this bad as reported by the AJC:

About 1,000 Clayton County high school students walked across the stage Friday, shook their new superintendent's hand and accepted what they thought was a diploma.

They got back to their seats and opened the diploma case to find a blank piece of paper. An additional 2,000 Clayton graduates will receive similar empty folders today.

The reason? Clayton County Superintendent John Thompson ordered more than 3,000 high school diplomas shredded Thursday after seeing his name wasn't on them. On Friday, Thompson learned it will cost up to $50,000 to reprint the diplomas.

4 Comments:

Blogger EHT said...

Hi! It's very common these days for the students to receive a blank folder at graduation. Later they report to the stage following the ceremony to get "their" diploma. This if often done to make sure the right diploma goes home with the right student. We don't want any mad mommas....

HOWEVER, what the Clayton super did was just stupid in light of him being called the Savior of the Clayton County school system with the dream contract. Guess he's just a prima dona like the rest of them. I simply couldn't believe it when my husband told me about it this morning. Glad I don't teach in Clayton....

10:18 PM  
Blogger Sid Cottingham said...

Yeah, cost was the reason for the post. And his being a short-termer to boot.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you live in Clayton county? Have you met the man? Have you attended any meeting? Or are you, like so many people, throwing stones from the brink? I've met and heard the man.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The print media, especially the AJC, distorts news coverage. So many people throw stones from the brink without first-hand knowledge of true accounts. I was like that, too. Stop being so gullible by believing everything you hear through the media. It's a very biased world.

3:47 PM  

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