Closer Look: Atlanta Board of Education Will Not Extend Contract For Supt. Dr. Meria Carstarphen

Eshe Collins, Vice Chair of the Atlanta Board of Education, and Jason Esteves, Chair of the Atlanta Board of Education, join "Closer Look" in studio to discuss the Atlanta Board of Education's vote not to extend the contract of current Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen.
Eshe Collins, Vice Chair of the Atlanta Board of Education, and Jason Esteves, Chair of the Atlanta Board of Education, join "Closer Look" in studio to discuss the Atlanta Board of Education's vote not to extend the contract of current Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen.
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Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on the Atlanta Board of Education’s decision not to extend the contract of current APS Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen.
  • In other news, the United States Coast Guard’s attempt to rescue four crew members from a cargo ship that capsized off the coast of Georgia early Sunday morning.
  • 15:12: Also, members of the Teamsters Local Union 728 employed by Republic Services are on strike today. A conversation with Ben Speight, Local Organizing Director and Business Agent at Teamsters Local 728.
  • 17:27: We revisit a conversation with educator, and former Spelman College President, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum about the 10th anniversary of  2007 book, “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race”.
  • 36:35: Today the Atlanta Board of Education decided not to extend the contract of current Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen. We hear from Jason Esteves, Chair of the Atlanta Board of Education, and Eshe Collins, Vice Chair of the Atlanta Board of Education about the decision.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.