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Old 01-19-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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I don't think SACS is after metro area schools.

I just believe, it is easier for them to hear about issues with Atlanta metro districts since they are based here.

Sad, all of them seem to have the same issue with the boards. smh
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:04 PM
 
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Some more information:

Does SACS have enough cause to put APS on probation? | Get Schooled
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:21 AM
 
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Clayton County. APS. Wonderful for the image of our education system
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Clayton County. APS. Wonderful for the image of our education system
It already has a bad image:

HigherEdInfo.org: Public High School Graduation Rates
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:09 AM
 
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What's the story on Georgia's miserable performance? It's clearly not money -- we spend a lot more on education than comparable Southern states like Virginia and North Carolina and still have much lower graduation rates.

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Old 01-20-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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What's the story on Georgia's miserable performance? It's clearly not money -- we spend a lot more on education than comparable Southern states like Virginia and North Carolina and still have much lower graduation rates.

My guess is either a lack of direct support for students from many families, or a simple lack of work ethic on the part of a percentage of residents.

Could also be economic. If someone has to work to help support the family, school is going to be secondary.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:42 PM
 
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What's the story on Georgia's miserable performance? It's clearly not money -- we spend a lot more on education than comparable Southern states like Virginia and North Carolina and still have much lower graduation rates.

You may appreciate this link/article:

A superintendent looks at the “good old days” of school | Get Schooled
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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What's the story on Georgia's miserable performance? It's clearly not money -- we spend a lot more on education than comparable Southern states like Virginia and North Carolina and still have much lower graduation rates.
I was just taking a closer look at the numbers. Most states that are spending the kind of money Georgia does on education are getting a lot more bang for their buck. Graduation rates tend to run at least 10 and sometimes 20 or more points higher.

The exceptions are Nevada and New Mexico out west, and I don't know what the situation is there.

Our fellow Deep South states, Florida, Louisiana and South Carolina, are also lagging severely. What up, South? Let's get out of the basement!

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Old 01-20-2011, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Great article you posted, Aries.

On another note, jeez louise, it seems that whenever I read the comments on the AJC blog, it always seems that like many of the people either missed the point or they simply don't care about the subject matter at hand.

It's not so hard to see why the culture of the "bubba" has such a stranglehold on our state.

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Old 01-20-2011, 04:20 PM
 
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It's not so hard to see why the culture of the "bubba" has such a stranglehold on our state.
Could that be what's holding down our graduation rates?
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