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Davis: 'The real issues here are middle schools'

APS Superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr. says the real issue in redistricting is at the middle school level

Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Erroll B. Davis, Jr. said Monday that the "real issue" in the redistricting process is at the middle school level.

"We have 10,000 middle school students," Davis said. "We can’t put 10,000 students in Inman and Sutton."

In a wide-ranging interview with Patch editors, Davis discussed the at , and , among other topics.

When asked directly about how the proposals address capacity issues at , Davis said he is unsure.

Watch both videos attached for more comments from Davis about capacity at the middle school level. Hear more from Davis .

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Tom February 15, 2012 at 03:40 AM
His numbers are a little off, there is not anywhere near 10,000 students at Sutton and Inman, but his point is accurate - APS lacks middle school capacity. There are currently only about 2,200 total combined students at Sutton and Inman, not 10,000, and that number is forecast to grow to about 3,300 by 2021.
LLM February 19, 2012 at 05:29 AM
I'd say that is a LOT off!
dina b February 19, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Obviously, Spt Davis is talking about all the APS middle schoolers. He is using sarcasm to emphasize the point that people are being unreasonable in wanting their schools not to change.

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