Speaking of Southern Schools, and the problems that they face, Atlanta's squabbling School Board has landed their whole system on probation. One thing they have to do is get a professional mediator to run their meetings and communications.
For those of you in New Orleans who may be wondering "probation from what," it is probation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). That's the organization that accredits a school system. In other places, accreditation is a very big deal. In Jefferson Parish, accreditation is a very big deal. For the Archdiocese of New Orleans, accreditation is a very big deal.
For New Orleans Public Schools? Not so much.
So while I congratulate the Recovery School District for getting one (1) of their schools accredited (Eisenhower), I dare you to ask anyone at the other 87 RSD schools what their plan is.