Word: 'Assclown!'

Barring major reforms, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools will revoke Clayton County Public Schools’ accreditation in September. Clayton’s students will lose scholarship eligibility and will be unable to transfer their credits. In the past 20 years, only two school systems in the country have lost accreditation.

“The Clayton County Board of Education is dysfunctional. Currently the Board does not operate with unity or a common sense of purpose. Individuals on the Board act in their own best interest or that of special interest groups. As a result the Board operates in a constant of confusion and conflict.”

— Southern Association of Colleges and School’s Feb. 15 report by the Special Review Team for Clayton County Public Schools


— The label given to Clayton County school board members Lois Baines-Hunter, Ericka Davis, the Rev. W. Rod Johnson and Sandra Scott on the website www.give-em-the-boot.com. The site accuses several top county officials of incompetence and corruption.