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Suburban Atlanta school district loses accreditation

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by novelist_wannabe, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Clayton County on the southside has the hammer fall

  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    How's the football team?
  3. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Not so much. Although one of them did produce D.J. Shockey and current Falcons receiver Harry Douglas went to Jonesboro.
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member


    And pulling this accreditation solves what? How does it help the kids?

    I would think the state's department of education would step in and take over all administration positions before the pulling of accreditation.
  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    That would be construed as "the man" keeping them down.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    How can you be pulled down when you are already laying on the floor?
  7. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    You know this stuff better than I do, but it seems like all this does is hurt the students and the teachers without really addressing the problem. It sounds like the administration is the real issue here, or am I reading that wrong?
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Kids are kids. I'm guessing there is a lot of poverty in this district, but it isn't the only one in America with poor kids.

    I would lay 90% of the fault on the admin and 10% on the teachers.

    If you had a new admin take over, they would probably fire 15-20% of the teachers who are there now, but then who would replace them?

    I would take out 10% to motivate the others.
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    They start paying teachers 40K their first year, and they have 74 percent free and reduced lunch students.

    They should be passing. This is nowhere close to the worst I have seen.

    Something is amiss.
  10. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    This is usually a board problem.
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member


  12. KG

    KG Active Member

    This has been in the works for a long time now. I hate it for the kids though. They've drug their feet for so many years over their problems that I doubt anything will change too quickly.
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