The Barrow County Board of Education Tuesday night approved an easement request to allow for the erection of a historical marker at the intersection of King Street and Wood Avenue, the site of the former Glenwood elementary and high school in Winder. Board member Lynn Stevens called the unanimous approval “long overdue.”
Johnnie Lay Burks, president of the Glenwood Barrow County High School Alumni Association, thanked the board for its cooperation in the effort.
“We certainly want to acknowledge our African American history in Barrow County and I appreciate you all bringing it to the agenda because were getting closer to one Barrow.”
The BOE also announced a called meeting to discussed personnel on July 28 at 6 p.m.
I look forward to the erection of a monument to
honor all contributions white educators have made. Maybe we can also include one for our "stellar" CRCT scores. And for sake of a good debate, don't make this a race issue. This is about the board spending time on things as irrelevant as this instead of monitoring our kids education.
Do you actually think the Board decided to cut short their time in discussing "our kids education" to talk about this monument.
And as far as "things as irrelevant as this", it's obvious that there were some who thought it not irrelevant at all. You want to take the foot off the gas for a second? For the sake of a good debate, maybe?
The monument is for recognition of the past and to show what was, not what is. Maybe if people would attend the BOE meetings, you would see what they do instead of read what they do and then complain. I think there should be white history month, but do you think the Libtards would allow it ? Gwinnett is majority minority, or is that white minority now, so they should have white history month