In last week’s column I wrote about a new factory coming to north Georgia that will make shoes for Adidas. The facility is unique because it is being billed as a Speedfactory — relying significantly on technology to mass produce products — with many of the employees needing technical skills in order to work their factory jobs.
Until recently, most people outside the legal profession had probably never heard of Georgia’s Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC), an independent constitutional agency that oversees the conduct of the state’s judges.
The Forum column by local attorney Fife A. Whiteside regarding the roles of the Board of Education and the superintendent of education is the best column that I have read in the Ledger-Enquirer in some time.
The school board’s vote to approve the School District budget without the full three percent pay raise promised and funded by the General Assembly, a decision supported by murky and convoluted excuses, perfectly framed the issues that should have been presented in the recent elections.
Citing that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions at the University of North Carolina, Senate Majority leader Phil Berger suggests that Republican job candidates are discriminated against when they apply for university positions unless they “toe the line from the left.” However, it seems likely that there may be other, more objective explanations for the imbalance of party affiliation.