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Atlanta Public Schools new superintendent receives opposition

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The sole finalist for superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools, is receiving opposition from some parents and teacher organizations. Monday, April 14, 2014 at 1:30 p.m EDT the Atlanta School Board is schedule to vote on the superintendent. Dr. Meria Carstarphen held a town hall meeting in Southwest Atlanta on Sunday answering questions.

Parents are requesting a postpone of the scheduled vote. In Atlanta, there are many unanswered questions about Dr. Meria Carstarphen. Despite her transparency and meeting with parents and community, many are asking, ‘Who is Dr. Meria Carstarphen?’

She was the superintendent of Austin Independent School District in Austin, Texas for five years. Meria Carstarphen was born in Selma, Ala., where she started her educational career as a middle school teacher. Later, she became the superintendent in St. Paul, Minn. Dr. Carstarphen also was the chief accountability officer for the Washington, D.C. Public Schools. She has nearly 20 years experience in urban school systems. In Austin Independent School District, which she joined in 2009, Dr. Carstarphen was the first African American and first female superintendent in AISD.

At 3: 18 p.m. EDT, APS Board approved Carstarphen as next superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools. Children first.

‘Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.’ - Peter F. Drucker

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