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By Jonathan Grant:
Why don’t Cumming city officials use e-mail?
A bunch of old white men run Cumming, the Forsyth County seat. Last year, Mayor H. Ford Gravitt created a controversy by ejecting a citizen who was videotaping a City Council meeting–in clear violation of Georgia’s open meetings act. Politifact even weighed in on the case.
Fortunately, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has gotten involved to enforce the law, but old ways die hard up in the hills…
Q: Why did you write Chain Gang Elementary?
A: I’m a writer, so I had to write something. I first started on a completely different project. When I became a PTA co-president at a high-achieving public school, I was interested in publishing a non- fiction book — a how-to guide for parent leaders taking over the reins of a parent-teacher group. And then I saw Murder at the PTA Luncheon . No, actually, while studying the subject, I came across this phrase, or something like it: “Every good school is fundamentally the same, but every bad school is unique.”
This got me thinking: Hmm…