A few years ago in 2008, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools ("SACS") pulled the accreditation of a metro Atlanta school district, Clayton County. (I wrote about the governance problems in an a co-authored article, "Getting on Board: How to Make School Districts Represent Students.") Today, it put that same district on "notice" that it still faced major problems with governance. See here.
To add to the community's frustration, another metro Atlanta school district -- neighboring DeKalb County-- has been put on probation. Yep. As of today, the school board of DeKalb earned the district a disgraceful mark because of its financial mismanagement.
And, who can forget the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal -- a topic which has consumed many of my posts.
That makes 3 districts of the 6 school systems that many would say form the heart of Atlanta (i.e. Fulton Co, DeKalb Co., Clayton Co., Cobb Co., Gwinnett Co. Atlanta Public Schools).
Atlanta Public Schools
Begs the question: what the hell is going on?