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Old 02-07-2012, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Toomer has turned around in a short amount of time, so why couldn't Coan do the same with the help of Mary Lin? That's all I am suggesting. Lets all work together to make a school better for you neighborhoods.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:52 AM
 
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Lin Elementary School, 586 Candler Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1605 to Sammy E. Coan Middle School - Google Maps


Lin Elementary School, 586 Candler Park Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30307-1605 to Inman Middle School - Google Maps
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Oh yeah, cause crossing Ponce De Leon and Moreland, both national arterial highways, is safer than crossing DeKalb Ave, CSX, and MARTA tracks via the Edgewood-Candler Park Station Pedestrian Bridge.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:59 AM
 
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Just a quick comment on the Crim issue. Despite the problems with it, APS needs an alternative, open campus school for kids who cannot be served by the traditional model. Crim was the logical choice because of proximity to I-20. It wasn't that long ago (maybe 6-7 years) when the high schools in this area were rezoned to accommodate transforming Crim from a neighborhood school to a district-wide school.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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It wasn't that long ago (maybe 6-7 years) when the high schools in this area were rezoned to accommodate transforming Crim from a neighborhood school to a district-wide school.
That's when Kirkwood and East Lake went from Crim H.S. to Grady H.S. Now APS is wanting to shuffle those neighborhoods again to Jackson H.S. 3 different schools in less than 10 years, come on APS we need some stability for high schools.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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Our school leaders avoid the difficult decisions, like literally shutting down the lowest performing schools and reinventing them. While these can be difficult pills for a community to swallow, very often the results are a better, stronger school.
Getting Real About Turnarounds - Bridging Differences - Education Week
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:57 PM
 
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You can tweak systems and make improvements. But fundamental, transformative change comes from within. There has to be a community and a culture that values education and which will work hard on a daily, year in, year out basis to achieve those goals.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Toomer has turned around in a short amount of time, so why couldn't Coan do the same with the help of Mary Lin? That's all I am suggesting. Lets all work together to make a school better for you neighborhoods.
It certainly wouldn't hurt, and if Lin somehow ends up getting redistricted, I'm certainly willing to do my part. But as it stands right now, the community already has a middle school that they've been going to for years, and long time residents here also contributed in making Inman and Grady what they are. They want to remain a part of it, and they have a right to feel that way. Having members from other neighborhoods come along and say that position is instead based on racism, or elitism, or classism, or what ever other -ism, is insulting. Unfortunately things have escalated to the point where it's now going to take a while for relationships between the communities to be repaired, no matter how the final map shakes out.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Having members from other neighborhoods come along and say that position is instead based on racism, or elitism, or classism, or what ever other -ism, is insulting. Unfortunately things have escalated to the point where it's now going to take a while for relationships between the communities to be repaired, no matter how the final map shakes out.
Oh, but having residents from north of the tracks blast Kirkwood and East Lake on other sites, Big Tents, calling our kids and neighborhood nasty things is any better? By looking at the APS redistricting maps the boundaries are based on soci-economic classes. Don't want poor kids mixing with rich kids.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:16 PM
 
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