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Old Yesterday, 10:46 AM
 
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School board meets Monday in closed session devoted to future of APS superintendent

FULL STORY: https://www.ajc.com/blog/get-schoole...XvQFb8p7ufzcN/

SOURCE: AJC

BREAKING: Atlanta school board will not renew superintendent’s contract

https://www.ajc.com/news/local-educa...YtGnEpXUCQPJL/

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Old Yesterday, 11:01 AM
 
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School board meets Monday in closed session devoted to future of APS superintendent

FULL STORY: https://www.ajc.com/blog/get-schoole...XvQFb8p7ufzcN/

SOURCE: AJC
Well, my kidsí schools have only gotten better over the past 5 years, but I have no idea if she had anything to do with that. School buses are improved, but still a mess. Iíve only seen her at photo op type events, where she seems to be enjoying herself. My guess is that I would prefer her over whoever they might replace her with. So, unless someone here can tell me something awful about heróI would ask her to stay.
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Old Yesterday, 12:28 PM
 
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Well, my kidsí schools have only gotten better over the past 5 years

They couldn't have gotten any worse than they were the only way to go was up. As a parent of two APS children I am glad they are going in another direction. For what she was being paid Carstarphen's results were abysmal. There are other underlying issues that don't need to be posted on here but can be found if you look around enough into this saga. I don't think they had much of a choice.
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Old Yesterday, 12:39 PM
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They couldn't have gotten any worse than they were the only way to go was up. As a parent of two APS children I am glad they are going in another direction. For what she was being paid Carstarphen's results were abysmal. There are other underlying issues that don't need to be posted on here but can be found if you look around enough into this saga. I don't think they had much of a choice.
Can you get into details about why she should not be renewed?

APS is a huge institution and any change wont come quick. By simply claiming APS could not go lower to discredit a person is not enough.
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Old Yesterday, 01:03 PM
 
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Can you get into details about why she should not be renewed?

APS is a huge institution and any change wont come quick. By simply claiming APS could not go lower to discredit a person is not enough.



APS literally couldn't go any lower or more corrupt than what we experienced under Beverly Hall. There was no place to go but up from that mess. So yes you can actually make that claim. Do you have kids in the system? I don't want to go into the reasons other than performance because that will get this thread locked. If you search on the internet you will find what else was going on that helped usher in this decision.
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Old Yesterday, 04:17 PM
 
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Yeah, I have trouble finding any reason why Carstarphen should not have been extended. Seems like she did a lot of great things.
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Old Yesterday, 04:37 PM
 
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Sounds like she got cross-ways with the teachers union over outsourcing to charter schools.

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Atlanta Federation of Teachers issued a statement Sunday saying Carstphen “must go.” The teachers group said the superintendent had pursued “privatization” by outsourcing the daily operations of six schools to charter school groups.

Read more...https://www.ajc.com/news/local-educa...tGnEpXUCQPJL/#
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Old Yesterday, 04:48 PM
 
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Sounds like she got cross-ways with the teachers union over outsourcing to charter schools.
Well that is a very silly reason.

I am starting to think the School Board might be more of a problem than the superintendent. Looks like they did this vote behind closed doors but if anyone finds how each member of the board voted it would be useful when they come up for election.
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Old Yesterday, 05:09 PM
 
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Well that is a very silly reason.
What's silly about it? A lot of folks are not into outsourcing public school money to private corporations. Especially the teachers who are out there on the front line.

If you ask me this is part of the ongoing multi-millionaire-ization of the city.
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Old Yesterday, 05:15 PM
 
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What's silly about it? A lot of folks are not into outsourcing public school money to private corporations. Especially the teachers who are out there on the front line.
They still have teachers at Charter schools. Often more per student.

Sounds like this got caught up in pro vs anti union politics and that was made a higher priority than what is in the best interest of the students. That is silly.

Edit: Looks like we can at least figure out three of board who had previously voted to boot Carstarphen:

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The school board last voted on a superintendent contract renewal in June 2018. Board members approved that extension by a 6-3 vote with Michelle Olympiadis, Leslie Grant and Erika Mitchell opposed.
I don't know the inter-workings of APS, so maybe there is another side that will come to light. But by proxy I got to go with these vocal supporters of Carstarphen over the teachers Union:
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Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell sent a letter Saturday urging renewal of Carstarphen’s contract. The organization joins other high-profile Atlanta figures, including U.S. Rep. John Lewis, former mayors Shirley Franklin and Andrew Young and former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes, who previously asked the board to retain the superintendent.

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