Was North Atlanta High ever in danger of state takeover?

The AJC education team has been working overtime to sort through APS school chief’s Erroll Davis’ comments last night at North Atlanta High School.

One of the most startling things that the superintendent told the parents and students: The Buckhead high school noted for its high-achieving International Baccalaureate program had been in danger of state takeover due to failing to make Adequate Yearly Progress for four years.

Davis’ repeated references to AYP seemed odd because Georgia is no longer under the No Child left Behind yoke, having won a waiver from the law’s accountability levers.

However, had the state not escaped No Child, North Atlanta High was still not at risk of a state takeover because Georgia has never gotten into the business of taking control of schools.

According to the AJC: (This is an excerpt. Please read the full story before commenting.)

“We don’t take over schools in Georgia,” said Matt Cardoza, spokesman for the Georgia Department of Education.

At a community meeting Tuesday night attended by hundreds, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis told North Atlanta High parents that under the state’s old accountability system the Buckhead school could have been “seized” by officials because of failure to meet academic goals. That system was ditched this year in favor of a new system of evaluating schools, which shows North Atlanta High is in good standing.

But Davis said he stands by his assertion that the state would have essentially taken over the school by playing a larger role in the day-to-day functions. He said no matter how takeover is defined, it is indisputable that the school for years had trouble meeting state academic requirements.

“The issue here is not semantics of what takeover means,” he said. “The issue to me is why on earth is a school like North Atlanta in this status to begin with.”

Davis said the school, which is located in one of Atlanta’s most affluent communities, is underperforming. He cited a sluggish graduation rate and new student growth data, which shows the school is slightly above average in terms of how much students are learning in a year.

–from Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog

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October 10th, 2012
10:23 pm

There is obviously more to the story than what is being said officially…I don’t think it is going to go away quietly. Hope it is not anything to ignite new race wars.


October 10th, 2012
10:26 pm

All this coming from a man who’s contract is up for renewal.
Think about it. Judge HIS performance. Is this the type of leadership you want from your Superintendent ? Do you want his contract renewed? Act now.



October 10th, 2012
10:44 pm

It would be nice if somebody would engage in an honest discussion about race and the school system – this high school, like a number of north DeKalb high schools is located in an area populated by mostly white, high-achieving students. When large numbers of black, poor kids are allowed to attend the district, which is not where they live, many of them can’t compete in a school which is geared toward educating kids who are wealthier, better-prepared and headed to college without any boost from affirmative action.

So what happens? A system two schools in one; one for the high achievers and one for the low achievers, separated by the classes they take, and de facto by race. If the administration runs the school to make the white kids and parents happy, the black kids and parents feel neglected and cry “racism.” If the school makes the poor black kids comfortable and successful, the whites who can, leave. Success for one group is a good college, for the other it’s high school graduation.

The black kids from good families and with good school preparation mix seamlessly with the successful white kids, and both groups benefit – that’s as it should be. But if there’s a school-within-a-school comprised of black and white groups of kids with vastly different backgrounds and abilities you have a return to segregation, especially when the better-off blacks and whites run to the private schools or move away.

Anybody have a solution to creeping re-segregation that’s fair to everybody and good for the general population?

Atlanta Recruiter

October 10th, 2012
11:22 pm

This is getting more ridiculous by the day. If this were a private company, the CEO would have been “temporarily relieved of duties” while the board investigates…

Erroll either needs to explain why he lied to the community or reinstate the administrators. If it turns out he deceived the community to justify his uncertain ends, he should face disciplinary action.

bootney farnsworth

October 10th, 2012
11:27 pm

this whole stinkin’ thing was a power grab.

The only solution is

October 10th, 2012
11:38 pm

The solution, is what happens in 90% of the country, small 1-2 high school large school districts with their feeder schools, only. The constitution of the State of Georgia needs to be changed. There is absolutely no reason to have an arbitrary number of school districts that existed at x point in time and say you can not have any new districts. That foolish part of the constitution reacts as if there would be no growth. Maybe it was put in so the smaller counties would not disolve their school districts. But in reality it is absolutely absurd that the Metro area has these uber districs. True local control is needed and the only way you get that is to have a small district with no more than 2 high schools each. Otherwise you end up with unnecessary layers of administration, that is out of touch.

People need to leave George and look up North and to the Midwest. Look at the States that have the top Schools consistantly, they are made up of Districts without 10,000 or less students. Ussually by Town, Village, very few area’s have 50,000 or 100,000 school districts. The places that do, like New York city its self, is a disaster. But you go out to Long Island, they don’t have a countywide district, Westchester county does not have a county wide district. The area outside of Boston does not have a County wide District, upstate New York does not. Conneticut does not. Well off people who live in Wallingford, Connicut do not necessarly send their kids to Choat, the public school in Wallingford, Conn. is great. Doctors, Lawyers, Stockbrockers, and blue collar people send their kids to the public schools.

I have one parent that grew up with the Irish “help” cook/Nanny and my Grandmother was a socialite, and my other grandparents lived a mile away, where they were the immigrant “help” the gardner and the “maid” living on the Estate in the “Help” quarters with their 7 kids. My parents grew up a mile apart, but went to the same High School. My father’s sister who is 80, recently said to me your grandparent, my mother’s they owned that house on Cook Rd., A house they rented when they outgrew the help cottage, I said to her no, they rented. Then I said they never owned a house until my mother and my aunt pooled their money and bought them a house in the 1950’s. Today, if people were to look at it they would think my Mother’s family, the “help” had been the more affluent family.

Small school districts are what works. My immigrant grandparents did not speak English until my mother started School. Then my Grandmother declared that we are in America and we will only speak English. I don’t believe my mother’s siblings who are 10 and 17 years younger ever learned their mother tongue, except the Nursury rhymes and Christmas songs ( which is all I know, I don’t know the English version, because my Mother doesn’t)

The States also invest more in Education and have Union Teachers to protect against the type of BS that Errol Davis and his Trinity Street Mafia did on Friday. People just don’t get it you don’t really pay more taxes up North, you just live in a smaller house. So instead of 3 people living in my house down here in 3,400 sf. plus a garage and big sun room and pool. We would have about 1,800 sf. and pay the same taxes. Could we live in that, yes of Course.


October 10th, 2012
11:39 pm

Dr. Davis is a very smart administor and definately knows what he is doing. Yet, he is professional and will not bring additional embarassment to the District. If MyGrady want the truth to come out, then he will tell the story noy Dr. Davis!!!!


October 10th, 2012
11:40 pm

Soory, meant administrator!


October 11th, 2012
12:25 am

I tell you, this level of deceit is incredible. Mr. Davis is nothing short of a bully. The entire school district feels that Davis, Waldon, Proctor are nothing but bullies; all of them were probably ridiculed in school and now they are taking it out on the teachers and administrators under their grasp. They have hired incompetent people (the list is endless), created & executed ineffective professional learning sessions – all of the sessions on Tuesday (Professional Learning Day), and have made a complete mess of the Common Core Standards Learning & implementation. I am afraid of the level of dishonesty, incompetence and utter disregard for the educators within the district. No one is valued, treated with respect or asked for input UNLESS you are willing to politic, smile even when you should be crying or ask the tough questions. The reason that Mr. Davis feels he can lie to the public is because of arrogance and the sheer disregard for the hard work that all of the educators who give their all to this profession. I am tired of the corporate take over tactics. I am tired of hearing that “I’m not a educator, I’m an engineer”. I am tired of everything taking the forefront of these blogs & conversations except what this work is all about Public education and most importantly KIDS!!!!

tired of BS

October 11th, 2012
12:45 am

Mr. Davis is a best thing that happen to APS. He is professional, knowledgeable, and not afraid of screaming parents and a very political Board. I really hope his contract will be extended.

Truth in Moderation

October 11th, 2012
2:28 am

@The only solution is
Tell me, what brought you to Georgia?
Old Atlanta was once made up of smaller neighborhood schools. The perceived problem was segregation. After the Civil War, all the slave states had their infrastructures left in ruins, literally burned to the ground. The citizens now faced radically new relationships, former slave owners and former slaves. The former system had been in place since the early 1600’s, and of course, people don’t change overnight. There was understandable anger, and even violence, amongst blacks and whites. Of course, the corrupt carpetbaggers from North that flooded the defeated South only made matters worse. Southern whites who had held their land for generations, had it confiscated to pay taxes, and then was divided and sold off. Former slaves had to start from scratch, and many, although now legally free, were often economically trapped as poor sharecroppers. Most were uneducated, as it had been forbidden knowledge for a slave. Gradually Atlanta settled into a “separate but equal” stance and both races lived a life of segregation, including schools. Because blacks lived in their neighborhoods and whites lived in theirs, the small community public schools were also segregated. Gradually the division lines began to blur, usually spurred on by outside forces, often the Federal government. It wasn’t until forced bussing began in earnest in the early ’70’s, that the schools finally became desegregated. Again, some accepted the changes, while others did not. It wasn’t until this occurred that neighborhoods also integrated. To this day, there are still cries of racism and inequality. Yet many have embraced the diversity. Sadly, when relationships begin to improve, there are those who would stir things up again, for their own gain. All that to say, the South’s story is not the North’s story. Please don’t confuse the two.

bootney farnsworth

October 11th, 2012
6:27 am

God save us from know it all yankees.

as if we don’t have enough problems to deal with….


October 11th, 2012
6:31 am

According to an AJC story, Mygrant said yesterday, “continued discussion around this matter will lead to no good. ”
What pressure has been brought upon him to meekly toe the party line? Has his pension been threatened? Did Davis “make him an offer that he couldn’t refuse”?
What is in those 25 documents Mygrant delivered to APS that supposedly explains his side of the story?

Truth About IB

October 11th, 2012
7:21 am

“The Buckhead high school noted for its high-achieving International Baccalaureate program had been in danger of state takeover due to failing to make Adequate Yearly Progress for four years.”

This is my shocked face :^o Maybe someone should re-think spending hundreds of thousands a year on an elitist, Swiss program? Get rid of IB and put the resources to teaching students real subject matter!


Dana F. Blankenhorn

October 11th, 2012
8:17 am

The reason NAHS is 80% black is because most kids who live in the area go to private schools. It’s the only way to make the numbers. I was surprised to see how popular Grady is, when my kids were that age, because my daughter went there are got a very inferior “education.” My son went to North Atlanta’s IB program and got a superior education.

The difference was the magnet. If you’re in a magnet you’re going to get a good education, and if you’re not you won’t. Race doesn’t enter into it. The black kids in the IB program at North Atlanta get a fine education. White kids in the general population get nothing

This is the way Beverly Harvard ran the system and if Davis wants to change it he needs to show us his vision. Or, better yet, quit and let the Chamber of Commerce find someone better.


October 11th, 2012
8:27 am

Ms Blankenhorn, there is no magnet program at either school, Grady or North Atlanta. The IB program is open to all students at the school who are willing to challenge themselves as it is not an easy academic program. I am sorry that your older children did not avail themselves of the outstanding programs available to ALL students at Grady- Mock Trial- In the top two in the Nation, Journalism- the top newspaper in the country, Debate- Nationally ranked team and graduating the National Forensic Student of the Year and graduating the National Urban Debate Champions of the Year, They have the best school to licensed nursing program in the area and they had the top ROTC program in all of APS and have not just one but two students currently studying at West Point. That is what is not measured by any Valued Added Measured TEST but it is the value added experience that makes Grady Grady. Individually they are different but together Grady is a great learning experience. North Atlanta is a wonderful place to learn and be challenged and it isn’t only the IB program is the biggest in the school but the Arts bring in Julliard, sends students to NYC and has placed studetns into the finest arts and music programs in the country. Programs that are incredibly competitive to get into and has a fantastic admissions into the most competitive academic schools in the country. Both schools are different but both schools admit EVERYONE and no one is denied access to anything. Siomethiing that cannot be said at charter schools or at private schools.

Jennifer Dharling

October 11th, 2012
9:02 am

“The reason NAHS is 80% black ”

NAHS is 55% black


October 11th, 2012
9:33 am

Thank you, @concerned! I think what we have here on these comments are a bunch of ignorant (as the word is intended) people who refuse to see beyond color. These are the same people whose children receive low grades for not paying attention in class and getting low grades on tests and then these parents run to the school screaming and demanding that their unteachable precious babies are being denied an education because all the black kids are here.
GROW UP!!!! Segregation will never happen again and all your whining wont matter to anyone. I’m almost positive that MY old WHITE (Mayflower to be exact) money and the MASSIVE abundance of it that my high powered attorney husband and myself as a surgeon earn, are among the top “1%” of this state and I don’t have one opinion that matches these ignorant comments.
EVERY child, white or any other color, rich or poor, need the best education that ALL OF OUR tax money and beyond can afford them! These are our future leaders and whether you like it or not, THEY ALL come in many different packages and live among us and it will always be this way…THANK GOD!
Speaking of God, I hope our saviour will forgive you for your role as hate mongers. I thank him everyday for the abundance he has bestowed on my family and I can’t think of a better way to show my gratitude then by helping as many kids as I can possibly serve; financially and physically help reach their goals.
I am consistently amazed by the helping hands of our community, here in Buckhead, the extent of reach is phenomenal…come join us on the side of what’s right and good, stop living in hate and fear. Life is good and has blessed you as well.


October 11th, 2012
9:41 am

Where I disagree with @concerned is that I believe Davis is working towards the best interest of ALL these students.

The only solution

October 11th, 2012
11:32 am

@ all those who have questioned me, what brought me here? I was recruited by a prominent member of the Piedmont Driving Club and his family held company out of the top Engineering School in the country 29 years ago. This fine Southern Gentleman realized that if he wanted to have a top flight firm he had to recruit out side the narrow prism of olde Atlanta and the Good olde boy system. In fact all of us except one son went to schools outside of Atlanta that worked for the firm.

The Atlanta area had less than two million people when I came here. Now it is over six million people. IBM, has brought most of its staff down from NY. UPS brought its major exucutives down from up North when they moved down ( my best friend from undergrad school worked on their relocation move.) Many of the doctors fr


October 11th, 2012
11:37 am

@ concerned The IB program is not available to ALLstudents. They make it available to the student that come from Sutton Middle at that time it is only limited spaces available. My mother had to call downtown to get my brother in the program when she was told the IB program was full. A slot became available once she went above their head. So please don’t sit and act like the program is open for ALL the kids that attend there. I have seen this first hand with both of my brothers one in 11th grade and the other in 9th. Both of which came into NAHS with above 4.0 averages and speaking Chinese. So please cut the crap.

The only solution

October 11th, 2012
11:54 am

Oops I didn’t, mean to press send . From send Joes and other Hospital’s and others are from up North and the Midwest. My doctor cousin landed in Greenville first and now up in North Carolina.

The North had segregation by ethnic background. As one of my Aunts told me my well of German Republican Grandmother committed the big no no in 1925 she married the Irish Democrat. As my aunt says Old Ellie never changed from a Republican, she sure love spending her successful Democrat rhusbands money and driving around town in then Packard he bought her being a socialite. She enjoyed the Irish maids and cooks he hired for her to raise her 7 children. Rose who her children loved more as a mother, since she loved driving around in Ed’s car’s too much.

The problem with the south is that some people need to stop making excuses and pull them selves up. I consider my self a Liberal, that is what I registered for in NY when you could actually register.
Georgia’s schools will , not progress until people give up on the past. Which the Yankees won.

@ bootney, you deserved to be fired, you are not fit to teach at the college level. Professors are suppose to encourage critical thinking, not pollute students with their narrow views. If you want to do that go to Bob Jones or Liberty University.


October 11th, 2012
12:38 pm

@ KB. I read MyGrant’s comment, ““continued discussion around this matter will lead to no good,” differently. No, further discussion won’t help NAHS, its parents, and students. They need to heal and move forward with the new administrative team coming in. But he’s delivered those 25 documents to APS, so any legal process in which he’s involved is continuing forward.

How could his pension be threatened? If he’s in TRS, that’s untouchable. If he has a private investment situation, he alone controls it. What offer could Davis make “that [MyGrant] couldn’t refuse”? As of June 30, 2013, all TRS retirees will be prohibited from working a full-time job while receiving pension benefits, unlike before. And state law prohibits any donation of public funds to private individuals as “gratuities.”

Remember that Davis himself was wheedled out of retirement, first to be USG Chancellor for 5 years and then to take on this thankless job as APS Superintendent for 2 years. He may simply go back into his doubtless well-paid retirement …although if he does hang on for 3 more years he’ll be able to draw 20% of his (very high) salary from TRS in a pension.

I will watch this all unfold with an interest that I think you share.

bootney farnsworth

October 11th, 2012
1:47 pm

@ only,

nice hissy fit – and a great big thank you for reinforcing my position.
its funny how fast people who feel necessary to proclaim themselves liberal are so quick to wish to silence anyone who doesn’t agree with them. such “compassion”

and BTW: I was laid off from GPC three months ago. I’m curious – does that make you happy?

bootney farnsworth

October 11th, 2012
1:50 pm

@ prof

one thing I learned in my battles at GPC is if someone dispises you enough there is no depth they won’t sink to. legality be damned.

bootney farnsworth

October 11th, 2012
1:54 pm

@ only

my apologies, I forget this: quoting famous southern philosopher Lewis Grizzard #1
we don’t care how you did it up north.

quoting famous southern philosopher Lewis Grizzard #2
Delta is ready when you are.

there are plenty of solutions for you only, you “only” need to act on them. if you need help, let us know – we’ll be happy to help. its the neighborly thing to do.

and lastly…bless your heart.

somebody explain that to him/her, its gonna shoot way over his/her yankee liberal head.

APS High Schools in Practice

October 11th, 2012
2:15 pm

@Concerned. Maybe the parent who went to Grady didn’t know about when the Mock Trial tryouts were. It is one of the best kept secrets and I from a Grady parent this year a few of the team members from last year told their fellow students the wrong times for tryout.

Clearly, some of the Mock Trial kids have learned a lot from their parents. Apples don’t fall far from the trees.

It’s always amusing to hear the list of accolades at Grady for INDIVIDUAL students or small “self-selecting” student groups. One program that has less than 40 kids (Mock Trial) out of a school of over 1400 shows one thing. Those individual kids are talented. Also, why isn’t every student who wants to be a part of the team included? You can train multiple teams if this is a great program, so why restrict participation to the same families who seem to “tap” only their friends’ kids to participate? It is a public school after all.

If you want to measure a school, then measure the SCHOOL’S data. Why is Grady on the Focus list and how is it addressing this issue? (Concentrating the special needs kids core classes in one academy’s despite their assigned academy really? You think that will work? Is it even legal?)

Does Grady have the same thing going on that NAHS has been accused of – stacking the deck for some kids (most of whom have power parents) often at the expense of the rest of the school?

Measure the school for school wide performance. Not individual successes of a few select students. (I”m sure that the lowest performing APS high school can trot out those metrics and compete even more favorably with both Grady and North Atlanta particularly if you take into account socio-economic influencers.) And then make your data public. If the data supports the claims of the school, then the issue will have been cleared up. If the data doesn’t, then APS might need to help the school make better choices since the school clearly wasn’t on top of its games.

Greedy parents’ kids may end up paying the prices for their parents’ greed. The rest of the kids whose parents don’t have time for those games are enjoying Woodward Academy, a convenient MARTA ride south of Midtown.

Why are any of us fighting for mediocre schools? Are we just trying to make ourselves feel better about our decision (or non-decision because going to your zoned public school is the default and not the exception to the rule).


October 11th, 2012
2:30 pm

Clearly you have never stepped foot into Grady if you speak of power parents. Parents of all walks of life are embraced at there. I can’t speak for the mock trial students- blaming students for passing on information that might be subject to change seems a pretty shallow means to condemn a whole school. I could go on and on about how inclusive Grady is for parents as well as students but I fear that this will fall on deaf ears and is not the purpose of the original posting anyhow.


October 11th, 2012
4:17 pm

@ksmith You are not up to date on the changes that were instituted with the IB program under Mark Mygrant and were worked on with unbelievable amount of energy and devotion by John Denine. North Atlanta is an IB school now which means it is available to all SLCs not just one. The former situation was that it was in the International Studies slc but it is now available to everyone and that school wide roll out was in the works for two years.

Jennifer Dharling

October 11th, 2012
4:31 pm

“@ KB. I read MyGrant’s comment, ““continued discussion around this matter will lead to no good,” differently. No, further discussion won’t help NAHS, its parents, and students. They need to heal and move forward with the new administrative team coming in. But he’s delivered those 25 documents to APS, so any legal process in which he’s involved is continuing forward.”

I think Mygrant realized that he was embarrassing himself by doing things such as showing up at the meeting, waving to a few folks, and then abruptly leaving.

I’m not so sure those “25 documents” are going to be the bombshell that some of you hope. There is much more evidence of ignored racism from Mygrant’s teachers that he will have to answer for if this ever becomes a real issue.

Jennifer Dharling

October 11th, 2012
4:32 pm


Bless you and right on.

IB Parent

October 11th, 2012
5:44 pm

@Ksmith… You are confusing the IB Diploma program with the International Studies SLC (Small Learning Community). There are four SLCs at North Atlanta. Sutton students do get to register first for North Atlanta and the IS spots go quickly. But, you can be in any SLC – IS, Arts, Business or Journalism – and still be in the IB Diploma program. It was under Mark Mygrant’s leadership that the IB Diploma program was made available to students in all SLCs and not just IS.

seen it all

October 11th, 2012
7:01 pm

I have a question- why is the education team at the AJC so interested in North Atlanta High school? What is so special about North Atlanta High School? School systems make shakeups in administrative staffs all the time. Why all the interest in North Atlanta High School? Is it because some middle class white students attend North Atlanta High? It seems that the AJC only takes an interest in APS schools that have white students. Why is there no interest in the other 50 schools in the system that happen to be majority black? Would you have the same level of interest if there was an administrative shakeup at Therrell or Mays high school? Would you be as interested in redistricting if it affected Cascade, Fickett, or Thomasville schools? Or are you only interested in schools like Smith, E. Rivers, and Imnan?

We have to ask these questions because it seems that the AJC only seems interested in the going-ons of certain north Atlanta schools while rest of the city is ignored. Are the residents of this hand full of north Atlanta schools somehow better and special compared to citizens in south and west Atlanta?


October 11th, 2012
7:15 pm

@ksmith please get up to date information. The IB program is available in all SLCs at North Atlanta not just the supposed Sutton to North Atlanta pipeline. I know of several grads out of that program from years past who used attended entirely different middle schools so even that perception of only Sutton is not wholely accurate.

Maureen Downey

October 11th, 2012
7:26 pm

@seen it all, The AJC covered many of the DeKalb committee meetings on school closings and consolidations, and most of the schools were in low-income areas. I went to several of those meetings so I could write about them on the blog, too.
If similar purges occurred at Cascade or Thomasville, we would be interested. Keep in mind, however, this was a high school where six administrators were removed. Elementary schools seldom have six administrators because they aren’t as large.
It is true that the removal of a single principal, which happens all the time, is not as news worthy. I also heard this week from DeKalb parents who said the AJC did not pay this much attention when a popular Lakeside High principal was removed a few years ago
But, again, the single ouster of a administrator won’t upend a school, but yanking everyone will.
And that was the case here. It was not a normal course of action and Erroll Davis was clear on that.
(And if you know of major purges at other schools, let us know.)

bootney farnsworth

October 11th, 2012
7:37 pm

I doubt the next purge will be so obvious. Davis and co may have questionable judgement and ethics, but they are not stupid. too many more of these and a pattern is established. and patterns can be used as proof in a court of law

Pride and Joy

October 11th, 2012
7:47 pm

seen it all says “It seems that the AJC only takes an interest in APS schools that have white students.”
Oh baloney.
First of all, all Atlanta schools have white students.
Secondly, the AJC championed COAN when APS wanted to close it.
Seen it all, this ain’t 1950 anymore.


October 11th, 2012
9:55 pm

@ seen it all–another person stated that NAHS has 55% black students. You
seem to believe that it is “white”, and not majority minority. What do you believe the
subgroup populations to be?


October 11th, 2012
10:50 pm

It’ll be interesting to see what happens with the IB program in the North Atlanta cluster as the new administrators come into the schools. NAHS is not the only one that got a principal with no IB experience….the new principal at Rivers ES also has no IB experience. And I believe there are other new admins to be hired throughout the cluster. Wonder if they will have IB experience.


October 12th, 2012
12:22 am



October 12th, 2012
12:25 am

IB will be OUT of APS try PACE ACADEMY!!!!!!


October 12th, 2012
7:13 am

Davis wonders why a HS in an affluent area has such a low graduation rate. Are you serious? It’s because so many of the kids in this area go to private schools because APS is failing. Keep these kids in the sytstem and we’ll all gain. If he doesn’t understand that he is even more clueless than I thought.

seen it all

October 12th, 2012
10:02 am

All Atlanta schools DO NOT have a significant number of white students. Most are almost ALL black. But we know this, so I am not going to waste time giving out numbers that we already know.