Mayor Reed to Control APS?

January 31, 2011  |  

(AJC) — Adrift for months, the Atlanta school board has been caught in a riptide of dysfunction so strong that it may cost the accreditation of the city public schools system.  Does the solution entail handing over supervision of the system to the city’s mayor, as some in City Hall and even Mayor Kasim Reed have hinted? The answer, in so many words, is not so fast. While public schools in roughly a dozen major U.S. cities operate under some guise of mayoral control, a number of local leaders as well as national experts said Atlanta would be several steps away from a possible schools takeover. Additionally, this city has been long accustomed to selecting its own boards.

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