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Linda Schultz Keeps Fulton County School Board Seat

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, 54.76 percent voted for Schultz vs. 45.13 percent for Rob Goodman, who is critical of Schultz and the state of Fulton County schools

Fulton County School Board President Linda Schultz retained her District 1 seat in a race against Rob Goodman by 877 votes.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, 54.76 percent voted for Schultz vs. 45.13 percent for Goodman.

Schultz was first elected to the school board in 2004.

In a statement she said, “I would like to thank the voters of District 1 for their continued support. I look forward to resuming our work of improving academic achievement, expanding educational opportunities and maintaining a strong fiscal policy.”

Schultz is a web consultant for the Georgia School Council Institute, a non-profit dedicated to education reform.

Goodman, a retired Delta Airlines pilot was disappointed after receiving 4,107 votes compared to 4,984 votes for Schultz. “I think I made a fairly good showing,” he said. “Linda Schultz had not made any changes in the schools. I hope she realizes that’s [nearly] 4,200 people that don’t like what she is doing.”

Goodman is critical of Schultz, saying she does not acknowledge existing problems in the schools, and also Fulton County Schools superintendent Robert Avossa for closing Fulton Science Academy. 

Concerns about the direction of education and declining property values inspired him to run for the school board seat.

“When I bought my property in Roswell in ’82, I was flying and had two young kids,” Goodman said. "We were looking for an area that had excellent public schools.”

Things have changed, he added. “Today your property values are down. Corporations are moving to Forsyth County, [for their school system, instead of Fulton] There is no reason for it,” Goodman said.

MarkMunoz August 06, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Why was Goodman critical of closing Fulton Science Academy? Because of the visa fraud? or money fraud associated with the school? Or because he had campaign contributions $$ from Fulton Science Academy administrators and a few parents that are remaining that obviously are turning a blind eye to the corruption of the Gulen Movement. Congrats to Linda Schultz, keep protecting American education and values. Not to mention our tax dollars and how it is spent.
Wake Up August 06, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Let's search those campaign contributions to find out from whom Robert Goodman received contributions. http://media.ethics.ga.gov/Search/Campaign/Campaign_ByName.aspx From ALL the contribution reports, it appears that Mr. Robert (Rob) Goodman received contributions (monetary and in kind) totalling a little over $6000. Hmm, a company called Harmony Business Solutions is listed on the Two Business Day Report as contributing almost $2000. Harmony. Does that name sound familiar? http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/education/07charter.htm? Looking at the Georgia Secretary of State's website for officers and registered agents of Harmony yields the name of some company on the other side of Atlanta (A shell company? I think someone's followers are becoming more adept at hiding their names.) Searching the Harmony address given with the campaign contribution, however, yields a little more information - property tax records anyone? http://corp.sos.state.ga.us/corp/soskb/csearch.asp http://www.fultoncountytaxes.org/fultoniwr/11a_depts_property_taxes.asp (Enter the street name only) So, this search shows that out of about $6000 in campaign contributions Mr. Goodman received, oh about $5000 from people with Turkish names. Five sixths - about 85%. This isn't even counting money received from a Fulton Science Academy board member. 85% funding - is that enough to make anyone pay attention? How on earth did this candidate get as many votes as he did???
Roswell Parent August 08, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Hey Mark, please get your facts straight. https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BxZxLMtJNvVTbWp5N0t4c01tSTQ

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