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Atlanta school chief: America has love-hate relationship with its public schools


The Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education votes today on proposals to close and consolidate several schools. That will be a highly watched vote, and one likely upset some of the affected communities.

In this video interview with me, the fourth in a series of nine segments, APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen discusses the problems facing the district and how they consume her time.  She addresses the negative tone toward public education in America.

AJC multimedia journalist Erica Hernandez broke the hourlong interview into nine brief segments.

Here is a link to the first.

Here is a link to the second segment.

Here is a link to the third segment.

Here is a link to the fifth segment.

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Maureen Downey has written editorials and opinion pieces about local, state and federal education policy since the 1990s.