Without Support for the Surrounding Communities, Atlanta’s Worst Schools May Never Catch Up

By Eric Mandel, Atlanta Business Chronicle

The days of the true neighborhood school are nearly gone. But not at Thomasville Heights Elementary.

Everyone walks. There is no bus. That’s because 95% of the students live inside Forest Cove, the sprawling Section 8 housing development across the street. The staff often accompany the pre-K-fifth graders directly past armed drug deals and filth, straight to the front doors of their apartments.

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