Tag: Atlanta

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…

Are Georgia Schools Cheating Black Boys?

Prosecutors in Georgia wanted to send a clear message that cheating children is not tolerated. After the exposure of the Atlanta Cheating Scandal, Black Atlanta educators were arrested and jailed for cheating Black children on a standardized test. The sad reality is, children of color have been cheated out of a fair and equitable education well before Brown v. Board…

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…

Black Boys Propel Themselves Into Success

The City of Atlanta has a lot of people who have been working in schools and communities to empower and educate Black boys. As we celebrate the rebirth of Morris Brown College, this program which has been located on the campus for years is still doing the work of providing educational and life skills to Black boys. There may be…

Atlanta is Making History By Challenging the Status Quo

Advocacy for health education is a major concern for Atlanta residents. Recently our blog featured the impact of HIV in Atlanta communities. Many victims of this epidemic are Black boys. Atlanta is making history by challenging the status quo! Patrick Saunders and Ari Bee recently reported that State Rep. Jasmine Clark’s first order of business as a lawmaker was to…