On Nov. 5, voters will elect the next Atlanta Board of Education. This election is significant because it will shape the landscape of public education in Atlanta for the foreseeable future, say leaders from 100 Black Men of Atlanta.
The newly elected board will be tasked with hiring a new superintendent, choosing the education model for the school system (charter or status quo), and continuing the work to rebuild the public image of Atlanta’s school system.
Stating the significance of the November election, the 100 Black Men of Atlanta are slated to host three candidate forums: Oct. 22 from 7pm – 9pm at Ebenezer Baptist Church for Districts 1, 2 and at-large 7, and Oct. 23 from 7pm-9 pm at The Temple (Districts 3, 4 and at-large 8); and Oct. 24 from 7 pm – 9pm at Cascade United Methodist Church (Districts 5, 6, and at-large 9).
“A quality education is often the key to being a productive citizen and contributing to the growth and development of the community,” said Henry Kelly, president of the Atlanta Chapter of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta. “Our students of the Atlanta Public Schools deserve this opportunity.”