Competition. For some reason it drives fear into the hearts and minds of all those who would rather not face it. To others, they say, “Bring on the best you can do and we will meet you in the competitive arena, and may the best one win.” Griffin High football sounds like that type of program.
The Spalding County school superintendent evidently doesn’t share that same attitude toward competition from charter schools.
Why not give parents a choice as to where to send their children to receive their education? Why not have competition in this vital area of teaching life skills? Please save all the bureaucratic scare tactics about “lack of resources now to do the job at hand” and “turning over budget controls to the state.”
As others have done before, do more with less. Why not embrace the challenge of your academic best administration against the challenge of all comers? The people that will be the real winners are the ones you supposedly care about the most. The students of Spalding County.
ELLIOTT L. SHIMLEY