A Rotten Peach Poisoning Atlanta Public Schools

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Sadly, the Atlantic Public Schools (APS) are careening from one destructive tragedy to the next. On the heels of the great cheating scandal of 2009, APS hired a leader of the destroy public education (DPE) movement as schools’ chief. Her “district turnaround” model includes making APS an all charter system.

Somehow, I got included in an email conversation between Ed Johnson, a well-known education activist from Atlanta, Georgia, and a group of professors who study education issues. Mr. Johnson who has run for the Atlanta school board in the past and has had opinion pieces published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was sharing data from the just released NEAP testing. He provided eight graphs to support the following conclusions:

“This preliminary look at APS offers the immediate data story that, in recent years, APS White-Black academic gaps have been made worse.  It is the same data story the Georgia Milestones Assessment…

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