Scott Henry over at Creative Loafing has this intriguing nugget in a piece on the leadership struggle within the Atlanta Public School system:
In an effort to bring a measure of civility to a tense situation, civil rights veteran Joseph Lowery convened a series of highly hush-hush meetings on successive Saturdays last month in the basement of a prominent southside church to bring the warring factions together.
According to participants at the first meeting, Mayor Kasim Reed advocated a return to the previous board leadership, a theme echoed over the two subsequent meetings by Chamber supporters. But with [Khaatim Sherrer] El holding firm to the chairman’s seat and no further progress apparent, the closed-door meetings were abandoned after three sessions.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider