Dr. Mark George speaks against CUEE @ LCDP 2 May 2011

Update: See other post for videos from another camera with better sound.

Dr. Mark George pointed out that school consolidation didn’t solve some problems last time:

In 2011 our schools were more segregated racially than they were in 1968.
He questioned why people should believe that consolidation, even if called unification, would solve those same problems this time.

Continuing the debate between proponents and opponents of unification of the Valdosta and Lowndes County School Systems, organized by Gretchen Quarterman, chair of the The Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP). Here, speaking against, is Dr. Mark George.

Here’s Part 1 of 3:


Dr. Mark George speaks against CUEE @ LCDP 2 May 2011 Part 1 of 3:
Debate between proponents of school system unification (CUEE) and opponents,
at Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP), Gretchen Quarterman chair,
Videos by George Rhynes, Jim Parker, John S. Quarterman, and Gretchen Quarterman
for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 2 May 2011.

Dr. George said school unification was proposed by the Industrial Authority, with a claim that prospective industries want to see a unified school system. The same VLCIA that brought us biomass and a private prison. Here’s Part 2 of 3:


Dr. Mark George speaks against CUEE @ LCDP 2 May 2011 Part 2 of 3:
Debate between proponents of school system unification (CUEE) and opponents,
at Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP), Gretchen Quarterman chair,
Videos by George Rhynes, Jim Parker, John S. Quarterman, and Gretchen Quarterman
for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 2 May 2011.

Dr. George says CUEE talks about class, not about race, yet many black people in the community have a fear that black educators will be pushed to the side in a repeat of 1968 and 1969. Here’s Part 3 of 3:


Dr. Mark George speaks against CUEE @ LCDP 2 May 2011 Part 3 of 3:
Debate between proponents of school system unification (CUEE) and opponents,
at Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP), Gretchen Quarterman chair,
Videos by George Rhynes, Jim Parker, John S. Quarterman, and Gretchen Quarterman
for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 2 May 2011.

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1 thought on “Dr. Mark George speaks against CUEE @ LCDP 2 May 2011

  1. Leigh Touchton

    NAACP is concerned that the LCBOE would end up with one or two School Board members who would represent one or two minority districts. The NAACP opposes minority vote dilution.

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