By John R. Alston Trotter, EdD, JD
Dr. Trotter addressed Erroll Davis and the Atlanta Board of Education on Monday night, July, 11, 2011, warning them that it would be a grave mistake for the Erroll Davis Administration to continue to flagrantly and egregiously rape certain Georgia laws like the Beverly Hall Administraton did on a regular and routine basis.
I have been warning the new Atlanta Superintendent and the Atlanta Board of Education since the school board meeting this past Monday night and via various media outlets about the constraint and strictures within the Due Process Law…as well as pointing out how the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) has notoriously, flagrantly, and egregiously raped the State’s Complaint (Grievance) Law for certificated personnel for years. How can APS teachers get an ear from the Central Office Administration — whether Beverly Hall’s or Erroll Davis’s — if this rudimentary law is abjectly broken regularly and routinely?
MACE Representative Benjamin Barnes asking Erroll Davis and the Atlanta Board of Education questions about what they intend to do for those who were wrongly treated by the Beverly Hall Administration for standing up for what is right.
What we need is not more town hall meetings and more pronouncements by Erroll Davis. The people of Atlanta and the APS teachers need a school board and a superintendent who will make sure that the “APS Alligators” at 130 Trinity Avenue abide by the Georgia Statutes concerning Due Process and Grievances, not to mention other laws like Duty Free Lunch for elementary school teachers, sick leave for personnel, FMLA, etc.