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Mr. Culver "dropped out" of DeKalb because the general feedback from the candidate forum complained he was rambling, unfocused, had no clear vision, answered around questions and besides being boring it was thought he had a speech impediment. That last comment was interesting given this is coming from a region filled with southern-drawls and vernacular and even they weren't able to get their heads around Mr. Culver's lack of articulation. Other comments said he made grammatical errors and had no knowledge about the District, including the controversy and division between the north and south sides of their District. Out of the some 85+ submissions, the one most telling was the shock of one of the audience observers who wrote Mr. Culver stated, "Even our African-American students have a high graduation rate." 'Even'? What does that qualifier mean? Because the DeKalb process was transparent, all communication, forms, applications and the streaming video of the candidate's presentation are found at:
What I found interesting was, who in DeKalb gave Mr. Culver a heads-up to the comments made at the forum on March 31, 2011, prompting an email from Mr. Culver to the DeKalb BOE at 11:30pm on March 31, 2011 and that was followed by a well laid out 7-page vision plan Mr. Culver submitted (as promised in his 11:30pm email to the board) which had the same March 31, 2011 date printed on its cover. It seems Mr. Culver was still in GA, so was Unit 4 staff assembling this quick turn around? Was this work being paid for by the taxpayers of Unit 4? What employee(s) prepared this? In fact, were Unit 4 taxpayers paying for all of the costs (including travel and hotel) related to the DeKalb job application in addition to the $75,000 buy out?
SO when did Mr. Culver earn his PhD from the University of Houston?
Is this man Delusional?