Dublin and the disappearance of ‘loyal opposition’ politics

5:29 pm Apr. 29, 2015

On Monday, the Dublin city school system announced it had removed art teacher Nancy Perry from her middle school classroom. She will retire at the end of the school year.

Two months earlier, the teacher had informed one of her students, a 13-year-old black youth, that President Barack Obama was no Christian, and neither was anyone who supported him.

Perry’s husband Bill sat in at the resulting parent-teacher conference. Bill Perry is

Middle school teacher who questioned Obama’s religion yanked from Dublin classroom

11:13 am Apr. 28, 2015

That Dublin middle school teacher who told her students that President Barack Obama wasn’t a Christian, and neither were the people who voted for him, has been pulled from the classroom.

13WMAZ provides the video above. The Macon Telegraph has an interesting tidbit at the end of this interview with Chuck Ledbetter, the local school superintendent:

“It is not the place of teachers to attempt to persuade students about religious

Jon Stewart takes on Atlanta’s teaching scandal

8:32 am Apr. 23, 2015

Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” last night opened with a riff on the Atlanta Public Schools scandal.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter was featured at the front of the video clip, offering his now-iconic assessment of the trial: “It’s like the sickest thing that’s ever happened in this town.”
Stewart, an expert on hyberbole, disagreed:

Changes in store for ‘religious liberty’ bill

10:00 am Mar. 25, 2015

That House Judiciary subcommittee looking at S.B. 129, the religious liberty bill, meets again this afternoon. Its 10 members are nearly certain to offer some amendments, which could subject the measure to last-minute negotiations under