Trying to delve into the inner workings of the deeply divided Atlanta school board is an exercise in futility and confusion.
That’s OK, though, because the board members’ simmering jealousies, resentments and suspicions of each other don’t really matter much to anybody but the members themselves.
On the issues that matter, achieving clarity is actually pretty simple.
– The board clearly isn’t divided by issues regarding education or policy or the welfare of students; it’s torn by disputes about who gets to be in charge, who said what to whom when, who gets the blame and who gets to say “I told you so.”
That’s bad enough. Trying to resolve that kind of internal, personal dispute through a lawsuit, as some board members are now threatening, would only cement the animosities now dividing the board. It would be an admission of failure, not a step toward resolution.
– The recent vote by a five-member board majority to toss aside the board’s duly elected leadership and
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