How would you fix Atlanta Public Schools?

The Atlanta school district is putting out a national call for help, seeking your best idea on how to transform Atlanta Public Schools from one of the lowest performing districts in the state to a district that does right by all students.

“It’s a call for ideas to help us finish big components of this transformation,” Superintendent Meria Carstarphen told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution this week. She’s seeking ideas from teachers, foundations, organizations — anyone who thinks they can help.

Here’s your chance to be heard: How would you fix Atlanta Public Schools?

To formally apply to work with Atlanta Public Schools, visit the district’s website.

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Kiara Felder
Kiara Felder

Atlanta public schools need to look at what they are doing versus other counties. They need to admit we messed up for so many years but now we want to fix it. why are other counties succeeding and Atlanta public schools arent? It makes no sense. In the real world if you see something you like, you imitate them or at the very least get to know them. Is it the curriculum? probably.The staff? probably. Problems dont create themselves. Atlanta public schools cant keep doing the same thing and expect different results. Its call insanity.

An American Patriot
An American Patriot

Very simple and nothing else will work.......SAPS and NAPS.  Two entirely separate school systems.  There are just too many issues dividing APS that nothing ever gets done.  

gactzn2
gactzn2

We can attempt to plaster BS all over our efforts.  At the end of the day- you have to build momentum towards any lofty goal.  Three words:  Discipline- Instruction- Accountability.  You will not have anything without these three components expressed, emphasized, and enforced. The solutions while not novel- have proven repeatedly to be successful.  Go back to what worked before.  It will work again.

Astropig
Astropig

I'd start by not paying $375K plus perks for a super that didn't have to get the answer to the headline question from anonymous bloggers (like me) and assorted yahoos(like me).


She has a wall full of degrees,several high profile jobs,a $1200 monthly car allowance and she needs ideas thrown over the transom? What does she do for her salary?

CarlosSantiago
CarlosSantiago

Fix the families, and you've fixed the schools.  Don't fix the families and you can't fix the schools.

Astropig
Astropig

@CarlosSantiago


The age old question-How do you "fix the families" without a level of governmental intervention that would be anything short of tyrannical? 

CarlosSantiago
CarlosSantiago

@Astropig @CarlosSantiago That is very true, Astro.  And that's why some school systems have remained screwed up for years, despite all the money and different "approaches" that are tried.

EdJohnson
EdJohnson

And, frankly, one would be wise to take this “Atlanta schools issue national call for help” as a ruse, as another one of APS leadership’s “bold actions” to further privatize Atlanta public schools, especially those public schools serving mostly Black children.