Q: Are you satisfied with the current state of the Atlanta public schools?

Asked at various locations around Buckhead

“Yes, I am. We like our schools.”
Elizabeth Harkey
“We love it. You’ve just got to move past all that stuff. It’s a great school and we’re just really pleased.”
Brittney Chiles
“Yes, I am. We’re past [the cheating scandal]. I’m fine.”
Luther Dunnell
“No, because there’s always room for improvement and there’s too wide a disparity between the quality of different schools. ”
Mary Anne Walser
“Oh, yes, we’re happy. [The cheating scandal] is not totally gone, but we’ve moved past it. Our school rated pretty well. I’m happy with our school and looking forward to upcoming changes.”
Iri Patino
“No. I’m a product of Atlanta Public Schools. There’s a lack of accountability. There are bloated budgets, misplaced priorities. I’m disappointed because of the testing scandal.”
Kirk Oppenlander

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.