If you want to understand the underlying agenda that I operate from - it is to identify the COST that is borne by the Black Community as those who, in my opinion, have an agenda that is something other than expressing the "Organic Development Interests" in our community.
When they work their way into wresting control of the key institutions through which our people will be developed and honed - it becomes abundantly clear that their lack of RESOURCE and INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT & GOVERNANCE acumen create the conditions through which they are allowed to engage in their "perpetual struggle".
As more responsibility is obtained and the refusal to loosen their ideological entrenchment - more suffering and grievances from our people are afforded about the institutions that they are now "trapped in". The sound of these grievances produces a vacuum that the very same 'Embedded Confidence Men' who arranged "the take over" now step in and render an indictment to an antagonistic force somewhere outside of the community domain as the reason for the failure. Their racial bigotry has lead to the "resource and funding deprivation".
The challenge is made for Black people to STRUGGLE MORE!!! Stay congregationally unified and fight to make these external forces produce QUALITY EDUCATION.
As a new set of "young strugglers" gather at the "line of scrimmage" - few will be treated to the knowledge that the individuals who are now their coaches and source of inspiration were also lined up in pursuit of the same "struggle".
Five Atlanta schools are being placed under state direction based on evidence of years of test cheating, officials announced Wednesday.
Forty other Atlanta elementary and middle schools have been retroactively stripped of their federal academic standing for at least one year, also due to cheating. But that is not enough to warrant intervention by the state, said Matt Cardoza, spokesman for the Georgia Department of Education.
But Parks Middle, Dobbs Elementary, Harper-Archer Middle, Kennedy Middle and Gideons Elementary all were found due to test cheating to have been improperly deemed to have met adequate yearly progress (AYP), a critical benchmark under the No Child Left Behind, for at least five years. The worst was Gideons, which the DOE had test cheating for 10 years and didn't deserve AYP status for any of those years.
"It's an about-face for them," said Cardoza, noting that some schools that had been classified as distinguished for their academic achievement are now considered at the highest levels of "needs improvement."
State monitors will now take control of these schools. Administrators at the schools will have to develop turnaround plans and channel some of their funding into tutoring and other services for students, he said.
John Barge, state school superintendent, said: "I don't think any of the parents will be surprised."
One encouraging sign, Barge said, was that about half of the schools made AYP for this school year. Gideons, Parks and Dunbar were not among them.
All 45 schools were found to have cheated and lost AYP status for 2009, the year for which cheating on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test was revealed. Those results shed light on what state investigators later found was years of cheating.