Southwest Parents to APS: Small Schools Over Closed Schools

Demographers hired by the Atlanta Public Schools presented the second round of redistricting maps to parents, stakeholders in SRT 1 and SRT 4-N.W. Tuesday night.


Several hundred parents, teachers and southwest Atlanta residents came out Tuesday night to hear Atlanta Public Schools demographers present their two new options and maps for redistricting the school system.

The forum for the schools feeding into and including Mays, Therrell, Washington and Douglass high schools—represented by SRT 1 and SRT 4-N.W.—was from 6:30 to 9:12 p.m. tonight., Jan. 31, at Young Middle School.

For detailed coverage of the meeting see our Cover It Live report here.

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FM Jackson February 01, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Where were members of the city council? The issue of closing schools is not just an educational matter; it is a concern that goes right to the heart of neighborhood development. What is the forecast for the future of Atlanta? Do we want to attract families whose children will attend neighborhood schools? And if so what is being done?
Jason B. Allen February 01, 2012 at 02:21 PM
That is a very excellent question. The fact of the matter is, MARTA, The Housing Authority, The City Council, The Chamber of Commerce, the Business League and even the State Officials all have influence and buy into what is taking place within APS. We don't like to admit it, but the issue is about class, it is about economics and it is about race. The future of Atlanta, noted Nationwide for being the home of Civil Rights, is reverting back to the same tactics used in the days of Jim Crow & Segregation. We address the system as the North Atlanta side and the SW Atlanta side as opposed to being one cohesive district and doing the right thing for all students & communities. The accountability lies not only in the hands of our parents & citizens but within our leadership. Ultimately, the blood of our children lies on their hands at the end of the day. I would earnestly petition them to do the right thing for the lives of people and not the love of money.


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