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The flood of 2016 April 19, 2015 at 9:14 a.m.

Now, Paul, care to comment about Dexter Suggs and his plagiarism, his cancelling meetings with the public tomorrow, his pumping up of his own dissertation as a "book" when it was no such thing, his attempt to railroad an employee out of the district for daring to tutor children outside of school hours during the summer, etc., etc.

All that effusive praise for this scoundrel must really be gagging you right now.

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Dept. of Ho-Hum April 18, 2015 at 10:17 a.m.

Now, will you apply these same standards of questioning and analyzing to the plagiarism scandal involving your beloved Dexter Suggs?

You can re-use some of the lines with just some minor editing:

Mr. Suggs (sorry, can't call him Dr anymore because his dissertation is a copycat work) may not be very good at answering questions, but she's an expert at dodging them, having had years of experience at it.

It's not exactly earth-shaking news that our Savior of LRSD is a devious character. By now it is less a discovery than commonplace.

And don't forget to revive the acrid hatred for Joe Biden and his plagiarism - which is a mild white lie compared to Suggs' gross plagiarism in a doctoral dissertation. Biden embellished a personal story, Suggs broke the rules and cheated the system. It's time to see whether hypocrites or real journalists run the show in the ADG editorial department.

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Letters April 18, 2015 at 7:58 a.m.

First, let the ADG writers call school superintendent Dexter Suggs out for lying about his 2009 doctoral dissertation in which he plagiarised work from other authors, especially from one printed in 2005.
Herr Greenberg has been quite vehement at times about the subject of plagiarism (remember Joe Biden et al). Just search for plagiarism + Greenberg + Biden on this website's search engine. Click on columnists to narrow field. He does one in 2007. He does another in 2008 and loves it so much that he repeats it in 2013.
Most recently (January 25, 2015), Greenberg chided Joe Biden for once being “so impressed by some British lord's eloquent speech recounting his life that he adopted much of the estimable lord's life story as his own. Without any need for attribution.”
The above phrase is almost verbatim in all three different articles (remember that one is a repeat what Greenberg often does when he's too lazy to write a column.)

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Parents' input helping shape campus plans April 17, 2015 at 5:37 p.m.

What is it going to look like to have a superintendent caught cheating? ADE, Key, the Waltons, and the ADG lapdogs are gonna look very upset with "Dr" Suggs when the community backlash hits their collective fans.
The lady who wrote the original dissertation that Suggs stole from has contacted a local TV station to accuse him directly of plagiarising her doctoral.
The guys pants are definitely on fire!!

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Parents' input helping shape campus plans April 17, 2015 at 7:48 a.m.

Curious to see how the plagiarism scandal that is developing about Suggs and his doctoral paper will unfold. I've seen the BlueHog report putting Suggs' 2009 doctoral paper directly along side a 2005 doctoral paper from someone else and copied verbatim is putting it mildly. Entire paragraphs are word for word the same. Long paragraphs, mind you.

Say it aint so Dexter! ('Cause if you do, the evidence says it is so!)

Dexter - you have some 'splainin' to do, as Senor Ricky used to say.

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Charter school gets reprieve April 16, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

Other charter schools are getting a get out of jail free card from pro-charter state officials when it comes to being accountable for the low results at their schools. See Academic Plus in Maumelle; two Delta KIPP schools had D's; check list yourself for others.
Recall that Responsive Education SOlutions out of Lewisville, TX, is taking over charters in some areas of state. These are the ones that think teaching creationism is OK.
Read Diane Ravitch's blog about charter schools. They're definitely NOT the panacea that the ADG claims they are.
Read about testing overseas for a comparison on how few tests other nations give versus the huge amount of testing done in the USA.

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State's schools earn A's, F's for first time April 16, 2015 at 11:18 a.m.

It is ridiculous to reduce a huge volume of numbers across a wide spectrum of data sources into one single letter grade.
I would estimate that 10% of the school year is given to reviewing for the test and taking the test. This occurs in every grade. One tenth of a child's school time is spent not learning but just filling in page after page of little circles. The only people benefiting from this lunacy are the testing companies.

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LR plans shape up to convert 2 schools April 14, 2015 at 12:05 p.m.

Actually, PM, similar stories of such state takeover endeavors of similar school districts done in other states contradict your glowing prediction. Scores went down and the parents were NOT happy with the way their schools were gutted by so-called state experts.
Suggs and Key are already playing favorites with the media, ignoring the FOI, trying to sidestep involving the public in the entire process, etc. If they're having to be this dishonest about the process and are unwilling to reveal plans or information then be ready to have your bubble burst.

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LR plans shape up to convert 2 schools April 14, 2015 at 5:49 a.m.

So Suggs didn't have the guts to face the parents and teachers of the district with his plans and changes. This is the guy who has been responsible for the results from the district for the past few years and the state chose to keep him aboard?? And now we've got a know-nothing education pseudo-expert with no experience in the field helping dismantle LRSD in this haphazard manner?
Suggs is a disgrace. Key is useless. The state is screwing LRSD, no make that raping LRSD, right in front of our eyes.
Expect the editors to dump huge loads of love on this man telling us how much he's changed the district. But, remember one thing: the educational problems that the editor in the past so beat LRSD about were Suggs' responsibility. And, in none of this hurrah for Suggs will you see any mention of changes in the education programs to fix this problem.
There's a little note above the comments section that gives an excellent suggestion for dealing with Suggs and Key and these state goons destroying LRSD: "to report abuse or misuse of this area....please suggest removal." Remove these incompetents soon, please.

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Fear is big again April 12, 2015 at 7:19 a.m.

So Sklar's example of someone not wanting to serve a Muslim is outlandish? Guess you forgot about the gun range woman in this state who made your newspaper edition a few times because she boldly stated that no Muslim would ever be allowed to use her gun range.
BTW - anyone can say it's a matter of conscience when they discriminate. It's what's on their mind and it's how they believe the others should be regarded and treated. Still doesn't make it right.
Very feeble argument Herr Greenberg. There is discrimination and it is not baseless. I'm sure you would gladly go back in your wayback machine and tell the German Jews in 1930 that their fears were baseless. Ask to see their yellow stars. Ask them about the pink triangles.
Tell them that the people they fear are doing so because they're exercising their right of conscience.

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