Rants & Raves

A RANT FOR THE Richmond County Board of Education for still doing the same stuff that doesn’t work. There’s more to teaching than... standards-based classrooms, data-driven schools, collaboration, and now a new lesson plan format that is so time-consuming and ridiculous that it takes the soul out of real teaching. Remember the true art of teaching? Ronald Reagan told Mikhail Gorbachev, “Tear down this wall!” And the world changed. Well, Dr. Roberson, “Let the teachers teach. Let them really teach!” Stop, school board, from being a follower and start being a leader in education.

 

WHAT? A WHOLE article (Aug. 24) about Greenbrier High School’s football loss and not a single positive word about Cross Creek’s win? The school has struggled on the field for years ... they win a big one ... and, nothing? Shame on The Chronicle.

 

PROPER BEHAVIOR AT the Columbia County Library actually starts with the staff. Yes, they are nice people, but they speak entirely too loud at the circulation and reference desks, thus setting the tone for the surrounding areas. Until they step it up, patrons are going to start stepping away.

 

AUGUSTA COMMISSION members need to start penalizing businesses that do not up keep their property. I live on the south side. I get out there and pick up trash trying to make the south side look cleaner.

 

WHEN IS THE CITY going to repave the main street of Augusta and make big sewer drain covers level with the pavement? It makes the city look bad every day.

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