Tag: APS

An Atlanta Educator Encourages Us to Forge Ahead in the Time of COVID-19 for Better Educational Outcomes for Our Children!

Dear Friends, As many of us continue to adjust to the impact of the pandemic, much has changed and yet many things remain the same. High school seniors across our district completed their last day of school last Friday, but not at all like they intended when the school year began. Students with plans to embark on their college careers…

The Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education Should Learn From Past Mistakes and Listen to Parents.

This op-ed was submitted by Olivia Henderson, Parent in the Perkerson Park Community in Atlanta. Parents are encouraged to reach out to GeorgiaCAN, Atlanta Thrive, BOOK Atlanta and other community parent advocacy groups to let their voices be heard.  As a parent zoned for a chronically failing school. I’m forced with a hard decision, a decision whether to send my…

Change is Coming to APS Which Gives Hope to Georgia

Recently, the Atlanta Board of Education decided to go in a different direction from current Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent, Meria Carstarphen. Naturally, there are mixed emotions from Atlanta residents and the business community. However, the focus now should be on how is Atlanta going to move forward with this change in leadership. Equally important, Atlanta residents and leaders must decide…

Is Atlanta A Model for Other School Districts?

Although this response to the recent AJC article discussing the progress of Atlanta Public School is vastly opposite of our typical post, I wanted to show the opposing view by Ed Johnson, advocate for quality in public education, as presented in his urgent open Letter to Charleston County School District Trustees regarding Atlanta Public Schools as model district.  26 April…

Are Atlanta Students Ready To Compete in A Global Market?

Cameron Sublett, Associate Professor of Education at Pepperdine University and David Griffith, Senior Research and Policy Associate at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, are co-authors of a new report and the piece below on How Aligned is Career and Technical Education to Local Labor Markets? Original post: https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/research/how-aligned-career-and-technical-education-local-labor-markets Are Atlanta high school students ready for tomorrow’s job market? Atlanta’s job…

Hell No, We Have No Choice!

Let’s be clear, if we don’t change our educational system it’s going to slowly merge itself into the prison system. So hell no, we have no choice but to advocate for school choice and better educational outcomes for all children. Our children cannot succeed if their choice is taken from them. If we don’t advocate, policy makers will continue to…