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Re: “High-ranking BMF member pleads guilty

I guess second chances and forgiveness are only for the privileged. I'm not saying they should be free. Saying they should havea second chance especially if it's a non violent offense. I mean giving there lifestyle and past some jail time to teach a lesson yes but this is someone family. They don't deserve forgiveness. I don't care with anyone says starting a business even if it's a drug business and turning over 200 million dollar profit is a fucking talent, and should be honed and shapped so that next one will be legal. And remember the white guy who committed millions in check fraud who was taking out of jail and joined the FBI to teach them how he did it so they can be better at catching if. I think Black Mafia Family deserve the same chance.

Posted by Carlitha Mookie Hall on 04/11/2016 at 1:56 PM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

Headline on page B1 of today's AJC "One-third of Atlanta school buses defective.
The system is investigating how it ended up with so many bad buses with defective engines.
APS is rebuilding engines with in-house mechanics and wants to hire more mechanics.

And these are the folks who plan to change the culture of the school system, students and parents? They can't run a twice a day, 180 day a year bus service.
The obvious solution is to get outside specialists to repair the buses and not hire more mechanics who will not needed after the buses are repaired.

You cannot dream up snafus like this.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 04/04/2016 at 4:38 PM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

Why is Meria and the APS board turning their backs on the Legacy of Beverly Hall? It has been one year since this great educator passed. She was honored by so many, including the Council of Great City Schools, who called her a education giant and Ambassabor Andy Young and Shirley Franklin.

Why has her passing not been honored or even noted? It is past time to honor her, and not punish her for the misdeeds of a select few. With these new school changes, it is time to rename one of these schools Beverly L. Hall school in her honor for her tireless work on behalf of the children.

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Posted by Proud supporter of Beverly Hall on 03/26/2016 at 1:22 PM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

@ No Child Left
I found the 2015 Grady ACT results and 186 students took the ACT.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 03/24/2016 at 11:43 AM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

@yomomma,

The educational prostitute, and her sycophants, like to tout the improved graduation rate in AISD during her time there. What they don't point out is Texas as a whole had improved graduation rates, and AISD rate of improvement was LOWER than the state average.

It was an Infinite Sh!thole when she came, and will be when she leaves and will continue to be so until they address teaching conditions in their failing schools and start supporting teachers first instead of blaming teachers first.

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Posted by APS = Infinite Sh!thole on 03/24/2016 at 9:31 AM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

fucking idiots in Atlanta... I wrote that Meria was a bad hire, but Fuck, CL and other shitheads (like Mark) were screaming how great of a hire she was, she didn't shit to improve Austin Independent School District, shit it was gentrification that helped improve AISD.... fucking dumbasses...

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Posted by yomomma on 03/24/2016 at 8:35 AM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

@ No Child Left
According to DOE's website Grady's senior class is 311. I assume some students took the SAT only, some the ACT only, some both, and some neither.
I suspect some seniors are not going to college and don't take either. Grady may be the top of the APS heap but it is an average school on the state and metro Atlanta level.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 03/23/2016 at 4:56 PM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

What were people saying BEFORE this educational prostitute was hired?

Beverly Hall v. 2.0.

(All except the people in Austin, where she came from. They were saying, "For the love of God, thank you. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!"

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Posted by APS = Infinite Sh!thole on 03/23/2016 at 3:42 PM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

@ Burroughston Broch - the link that you sent seems to say that Grady had 200 SAT test takers out of a student body of 1,300+ (would imply senior class size of 325). So 1/3 of Seniors not taking SAT? Are they not going to college? Going to colleges that don't require SAT scores?

Today's headlines of students cheating on online tests and changing grades makes me thing that nothing has changed under the new regime.

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Posted by No Child Left on 03/23/2016 at 2:44 PM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

This is Atlanta. The only success in the bro-reaucracy, whoops, bureaucracy, that matters is lining one's own pockets. I've lived here twenty something years and nothing ever changes. Corruption and failure are constants. As long as the good ole boy networks (white or black) at the state and local levels persist, nothing will change.

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Posted by jc_atl on 03/23/2016 at 12:18 PM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

Headline on Section B, page 1 of today's AJC: APS students accused of altering grades. The system culture transfers to the students.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 03/23/2016 at 11:48 AM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

@ No child left
This link may address part of what you want: https://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and…
These are the 2014 SAT scores for the public high schools, including APS.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 03/19/2016 at 1:12 PM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

Not to say that APS is dysfunctional and corrupt but when you've been given the moniker, "Atlanta Public Schools: Somalia Without The Beaches" you know something is FUBAR.

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Posted by APS; the hero Atlanta neither wants nor needs on 03/18/2016 at 1:11 PM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

Front page headline in today's AJC "Student fees missing in APS."
No surprise here. Multiple problems identified by internal audit every year but only two cases referred to law enforcement in the last five years.
It's part of the APS culture of sloth and corruption.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 03/18/2016 at 6:48 AM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

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Posted by Raging against public schools, that's productive on 03/17/2016 at 11:30 AM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

Courtney "credit card" English gets busted using his APS card for personal use, then gives the disgraced Beverly Hall a STANDING OVATION (wtf?) at her last board meeting, and then talks about people not trusting APS?

No Sh!t Sherlock!

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Posted by APS = Infinite Sh!thole on 03/16/2016 at 5:44 PM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

@Broch is absolutely right about data. Look no farther than the AJC stories where an APS school on the southside reported "zero" major discipline incidents in an entire year, only to have the Atlanta Police Department report they had to go to the same school over FIFTY times to deal with major incidents.

Again, APS success stories are there, but they are there DESPITE of APS, certainly not because of APS.

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Posted by APS = Infinite Sh!thole on 03/16/2016 at 5:37 PM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

Why don't we hear about APS "successes"? Sure, even if it is an Infinite Sh!thole, there are some successes. However the successes are for "students who happen to go to APS" not "APS students."

The distinction is important, because any success enjoyed by students and teachers who happen to be in APS is DESPITE the Infinite Sh!thole APS is, and certainly NOT because of anything APS does.

Bottom line is the indivdual success stories are ENTIRELY on the individuals, NOT the APS bureaucracy.

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Posted by APS = Infinite Sh!thole on 03/16/2016 at 5:33 PM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

@ No Child Left
I believe we don't hear about APS successes because there aren't any. APS has a PR machine that would ballyhoo any success.
APS wants to discourage comparisons between their results and those of the private schools, so they withhold data. You may be able to get the data you want from the Georgia DOE.
The small enrollment of APS is a testament to the large number of City children attending private schools.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 03/16/2016 at 10:17 AM

Re: “APS gives green light to turnaround strategy

Why do we never hear about APS successes? I'm not condemning the media, but generally curious as a parent with children that will likely be in APS in a couple of years. I only read about APS's problems. Surely some schools and students are doing well.

How many kids from the schools ranked as 10 (Brandon, Jackson, Morningside) go on to APS middle schools and high schools?

If I go to a private school's website I can usually get AP scores, SAT scores, college placement, etc. Why is this so hard to find for public schools?

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Posted by No Child Left on 03/16/2016 at 9:21 AM

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