atleaststhinkonit 
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Re: “So you want to eat gluten-free in Atlanta?

sally's has definitely got it all.

Posted by atleaststhinkonit on 04/09/2013 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Say yes to booze, no to school tax, Part 2

Look, I understand that paying a penny more on a whole bunch of shit is a big deal. But here is the BIG PICTURE: If you really want to improve the quality of Atlanta Public Schools you need more people and more people with more money actually attending (and thereby truly investing in) Atlanta Public Schools. I know it may seem counterintuitive to build a new high school for North Atlanta when the existing facility is totally functional. However Sutton Middle School, the feeder into North Atlanta is not functional. Last year its enrollment for 6-8 was over 1300, which is way more than it was built for and 100-200 more than in North Atlanta's 9-12. There needs to be a place for these kids to go and a reason for them to choose to matriculate to North Atlanta. There is a real opportunity to for the district to GROW in splitting Sutton into two schools (one at the existing North Atlanta) and building a shiny new high school that will attract a lot of the talent and dollars and helpful scrutiny from families that would otherwise attend area private schools. This will force and enable other clusters of schools from Grady to Jackson to S. Atlanta to improve as a result.

In some ways this is already happening. Maynard Jackson in Grant/Ormewood Park is implementing the highly rigorous International Baccalaureate Program in the coming years based largely on North Atlanta's success with the program. (And Scott, there may well be "kids from the south side of the city ... trying to get in" to schools on the north side, and various schools have various specialty programs, but APS no longer has magnets.)

Posted by atleaststhinkonit on 11/05/2011 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Vote yes for booze. No for school tax. Please.

Don't punish the kids for the mistakes of (a large number but) a small percentage of adults.
And don't underestimate the significant semiconscious importance of going to school (or working) in state of the art facilities instead of neglected dumps.

Posted by atleaststhinkonit on 11/04/2011 at 8:26 AM

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