he Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552 to Hamilton County School System; 11/30 2021


The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552 to Hamilton County School System; 11/30 2021

What is learning?

Learning is a relatively permanent change in behavior potentiality that is brought about and sustained through reinforced practice…

To whom it may concern;

My name is Clifford Eberhardt, and I request the blow information under The Freedom of Information Act. Let it be known, I am a graduate professor (with graduate faculty status) and an educational technologist with over 20-years teaching at Central Michigan University.  They put up with me because I have extensive knowledge in multimedia instructional delivery applications, including video production and electronic conferencing and many other multimedia applications, and years of “Information Technology” experience including the use of Blackboard over the Internet, plus being a Webmaster who has authored several educational Websites. I have also been certified by CMU to teach online courses with added certification using Wimba and Webex video conferencing. I am an expert in Cinematography which comprises of all on-screen visual elements, including lighting, framing, composition, camera motion, camera angles, film selection, lens choices, depth of field, zoom, focus, color, exposure, and filtration.

Not only am I a graduate professor at Central Michigan University (CMU) with Graduate Faculty Status. My reforms are legendary. I even went against the people on my job, CMU, because of their lack dignity and respect for student integrity. My doctorate is in Curriculum and Instruction — Education Technology.  I was the first Black Dean in Florida junior college history at Pensacola Junior College. I’m the leading educational technologist in our country.

My name maybe hated to some people in this community, since as an educational reformer, I’m the one responsible for merging the two school systems in Hamilton County that you operate under today. I even changed the form the government in a racist city like Chattanooga only with a fifty cent Black newspaper.  Now, I’m also interested in helping others like Nashville and Memphis schools system(s) in developing online pedagogical programs for at-risk students,  so my time is very valuable with none to waste. I have offered my help to you people before because you have the worst education system in the country.  So, I need my request acted on soon!


Abstract: My research interest in this request is Social Promotion: Mainly assessment and promotion at all grade levels

Social promotion allows students to advance to the next school grade, even when their test scores and overall academic achievement don't prove a student's preparedness for the next academic year. And my research is expected to find it in all grad levels, with particular interest in the Black schools. Particularly, in Tiffanie Robinson’s
District 4 that I am in.

I am looking at six schools:

1. Howard,

2. Calvin Donaldson,

 3. Brown middle,

4. Dalewood

5. Battle Middle

6. Hardy elementary

Demographic profile of student(s)

In this demographic profile, my interest including, but not limited to all records shown below:

Parent/Guardian: First and Last name and country of origin
Student First and Last Name and country of origin
 Parent/Guardian Address
Parent/Guardian Phone
Parent/Guardian Email

Parent/Guardian occupation
School at which children are enrolled and grade level of enrolled children

Truancy status of student and records of aberrant behavior

Pre-pandemic assessment against post-pandemic assessment. And an estimation of learning loss, and the level of education technology development to deal with loss. What is the learning acceleration over past year?

Parental in involvement in organization like PTAs or lack thereof.

Single parent households two parent households

Are mental health issues with the student like attention deficit disorder ADHD

Teacher competency:

One third of Hamilton county schoolteachers not qualified. Great teachers do great things. Across all ages, languages, ethnicities, and subjects, teachers are some of the most widely skilled people around in order to be successful. A day in the life of a teacher can vary greatly depending on the subject and grade level in which they teach. Although standing in front of the classroom is a huge part of a teacher’s responsibilities, they extend far beyond that into the lives of their students, their students’ families and their community.

 Since the first principle of instructional delivery is a lesson plan!
I need to get lesson plans from each teacher, with lessons and activities plus their philosophy on teaching and learning.

School administration efficacy:

School administration, oversees the daily activities and operations within a school. Their main duties include disciplining or advising students, approving Teachers' curriculums and ensuring the school environment is safe for all students and staff members.

Vendors’ diversity for the past five years.

It’s a long held belief that vendors are used by School Board Members as kickbacks to people who fund their campaigns. The old cronyism payback… I need to see if there’s an alignment between board members campaign money and vendor contracts with the system. Is there a correlation coefficient there?


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Hamilton County schools receiving $70.5 million in COVID relief:

Federal funding to cope with the pandemic has been the talk of the education world for much of the last 18 months. The disruption caused by COVID-19 drove Congress to pass three massive economic stimulus packages that included substantial sets of funds for K-12 schools. I need a line item budge on how you are spending this money because I don’t think you can use the money to build schools like Tyner. That’s the taxpayer’ job! What you do with that money.

We need to hold the school board accruable for the massive influx of funds that  is intended to help schools return to normal, but could also help start to fix some of the problems that existed before the pandemic. The decentralized nature of the US school system, however, makes it difficult to track how exactly districts are spending the money.
Here's what we know about what schools are getting and how they might spend it.

My interest started when I was trying to measure ‘Value Added’ as an effective measurement assessment outcome. In doing so, I started looking at test scores and graduation rates, and I found Social Promotion in Hamilton County schools by examining ACT scores against graduation rates at Howard.

There is a correlation coefficient there! We didn't need spearman row or pearson r for linear regression. In our Data analysis, all we did was eyeball the shit! It's an inverse correlation, also known as negative correlation. A contrary relationship between two variables such that when the value of one variable is high then the value of the other variable is probably low. Ergo, Howard had low ACT scores and high graduation rates! Next, I looked the same two variables relative to Red Back and Brainerd. What I found was that Red Bank (they took SAT) they had high SAT scores and high graduation rates. Which was what I expected to find. Then I looked a Brainerd, they had low ACT scores and low graduation rate. I expected to find as well. So, what are they doing at Howard? They are graduating students who are not ready. It’s an inverse correlation, also known as negative correlation, is a contrary relationship between two variables such that when the value of one variable is high then the value of the other variable is probably low. This stuff is counterintuitive!

Social promotion in Black schools could be the antecedent to the crime, violence and murder we have in the Black community today.

By law, you have 30 days to respond. I request an urgent response since you are selecting a new superintend, he should know that he’s in store for.

Clifford Eberhardt, EDd. MPA — taxpayer and resident of District 4, — 4525 Chandler Ave, 423-954-7749

Please advise… I prefer electronic means through PDF.

11/30 2021

Chattanoogan.com asked for a copy of the list of those who have applied thus far to be appointed. The City Council office said an Open Records request needed to be filed. The city has up to seven days to reply to such a request.

In the Internet age, after up to a week of waiting for an answer means the issue of the day has already passed in most cases and is an effective denial of the request.

Nevertheless the Open Records request was filed.

After several days, the response was tough luck.

The lady at city Open Records said there was not an official "list" because no one had put the names of the various applicants on a list.

Request denied.

Open Records is part of the city attorney's office.

The election office immediately posts on their public website the names of each person who comes into the office to run for a certain seat. It is there for everyone to see.


Rhonda Thurman Says Hispanic Students Who Speak Little Or No English Are Overwhelming County Schools. The list of schools


"It's not fair to the teachers, who have become really frustrated."

Ms. Thurman said a new school aimed at immersing Hispanic students into English language learning should be a help.

Hispanic students are now the majority in eight Hamilton County Schools. These include:

Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy - 175 Hispanic, 159 black, 17 white

Clifton Hills Elementary - 470 Hispanic, 165 black, 18 white, 1 American Indian

East Lake Academy - 357 Hispanic, 148 black, 23 white, 1 American Indian

East Lake Elementary - 470 Hispanic, 96 black, 18 white

East Ridge Elementary - 359 Hispanic, 297 black, 20 Asian, 268 white, 10 American Indian

East Ridge High School - 495 Hispanic, 302 black, 14 Asian, 207 white, 6 American Indian

East Ridge Middle School - 326 Hispanic, 234 black, 157 white, 6 American Indian

East Side Elementary - 413 Hispanic, 122 black, 12 white, 1 American Indian

Spring Creek Elementary - 251 Hispanic, 196 black, 21 Asian, 172 white, 3 American Indian

Howard School - 882 Hispanic, 626 black, 1 Asian, 36 white, 2 American Indian

Ms. Thurman said county school enrollment would be falling off - except for the influx of the Hispanic students.

She said there are now 1,986 students in charter schools.

There are 762 in the virtual, collegiate and STEM programs. The latter two programs are at Chattanooga State.

She said all of those students "are no longer in our facilities."