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We are continuing to press forward to be victorious on November 8th. We are less than 8 hours until the end of the day and its not too late to help us by making a $25, $50, $100, $250 or whatever you can give to help us get to victory.
I am a candidate for the Atlanta Public Schools Educational District 2 because I have a vested interest in APS, not only for my children, but for all children. I decided to seek election to this position to help restore trust and integrity in a system that has been lost by all. Regaining the trust of parents, students, and other stakeholders will take time, but it can be done. I am a proud graduate of APS Booker T. Washington High School, my wife and I have a son in the 2nd Grade at Bethune, twin daughters in the 11th grade at Washington High, and a daughter who graduated from Washington in June and attends South Carolina State University.
I am asking for your support in this critical election. I refuse to accept the theory that our students are not capable of high quality academic work that they must be “propped up” through gimmicks and falsification of their test scores and other records. Children can elevate their performance to the level of our expectations, so we must expect the best of them. I also believe that members on the Atlanta Board of Education must work together and develop priorities, policies, and procedures which will be instrumental in restoring trust from the community. As the legal policy-making entity, the Board of Education must not delegate its authority to establish educational policies to its superintendent or to any other organizational entities in the community.
The Atlanta Board of Education must require that its superintendent establish high quality educational programs that will ensure that all students reach their highest level of academic proficiency. No gimmick or tricks. The Atlanta Board of Education must require its superintendent to develop and implement fair and reasonable methods which will be used to measure students’ progress at all grade levels; and at the same time, identify students who need extra assistance and provide such to them in a timely manner.
Parents must be invited and instructed how to participate in meaningful roles in the education of their children. The Atlanta Board of Education must welcome community partners who are willing and want to assist with the educational process. The Atlanta Board of Education must encourage parents and others in the community to attend PTA and regular board meetings and provide ample time for them to address the board about issues related to the education of their children.
By working together our community can and will rebuild a high quality public school system in which present and future students will be proud to attend.
Byron Amos, Candidate
Atlanta Board of Education
District 2-Special Election