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Old 07-06-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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Still it's close to half of the schools. That's a big problem.
It is a huge problem and no one has ever denied that. Many of us, including me, are saddened and outraged by the failure of leadership at the top.

However, that doesn't tarnish in the least my love and respect for the schools in my neighborhood or those that my grandchildren attend. They are superb institutions, and as good as any in the state. The fact that they've achieved top status despite miserable leadership at the top is a testament to the many dedicated students, teachers, principals and parents who make excellence happen year after year.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:10 PM
 
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Still it's close to half of the schools. That's a big problem.

And I think we should be embarrassed that it got to this point. I'm pessimistic though because honestly, for as long as I have been alive, we've been talking and complaining about public education. I doubt it can be fixed because of teachers' unions and other political forces that will mitigate any strong measures. There are a lot of "chefs" that think they have the solution. Ultimately, the University System of Georgia will eventually give students the education they needed.

Like I said above, Atlanta is just the tip of the iceberg.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:11 PM
 
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Plus when outsiders hear that 80% of Atlanta schools are cheating, they think of the entire city not just one school district. Mainstream it hurts the city's image more nationally than locally because they don't understand the differences in districts and not the entire population.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:12 PM
 
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Plus when outsiders hear that 80% of Atlanta schools are cheating, they think of the entire city not just one school district. Mainstream it hurts the city's image more nationally than locally because they don't understand the differences in districts and not the entire population.
Not 80% of APS schools were cheating.

It is roughly 48%.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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Why did the AJC publish pictures of only black APS leaders? Are they really all black, or is the AJC selectively publishing?
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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Why did the AJC publish pictures of only black APS leaders? Are they really all black, or is the AJC selectively publishing?
Is this a trick question?.......Do you live in Atlanta?
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:21 PM
 
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I could have told you the school system was iffy from the time they raised the Midtown robbers(who were still in high school), and they had 3.5+ GPAs. That was a little more than 10 years ago.

Code Enforcement is crooked too.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:22 PM
 
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Why did the AJC publish pictures of only black APS leaders? Are they really all black, or is the AJC selectively publishing?
They are mostly Black.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:57 PM
 
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Here's the board.

Atlanta Public Schools | Board of Education (http://www.atlantapublicschools.us/18611010817935940/site/default.asp - broken link)
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:55 AM
 
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Here's the board.

Atlanta Public Schools | Board of Education (http://www.atlantapublicschools.us/18611010817935940/site/default.asp - broken link)

Only 2 out of 9 of them are non-black.

It would make sense if you're looking for photos of School board members you may end up with mostly black faces.
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