We have gotten requests from the media for interviews. If you are interested in speaking with the media, please contract them directly. We will add to this post if more interview requests come in. See below:
Is anyone out there who would talk to me on-camera regarding the SACS letter outlining its concerns with the district? I am looking to follow up on yesterday’s school board meeting.
Thanks much for any help you can provide. I am on deadline and look forward to hearing from you.
Reporter, CBS Atlanta News
This is Matt Pearl with 11Alive; we’re following up on the current accreditation issues at DeKalb Schools. We’d love to talk to someone with DSW today to get a parent’s voice; please contact me at 404-545-5129 as soon as possible.
Thanks so much,
Matt Pearl / WXIA-TV
Reporter, 11Alive / WXIA-TV
If you choose to talk with the media, please keep in mind that we have been unable to get more than bits and pieces of coverage from the media. Whatever is hot — a version of “If it bleeds, it leads” — the media will write a story. Then they drop DCSS, the corruption, the thefts, the friends-and-family hiring policies, the outrageous salaries.
We are not sure what it is going to take for the media to do an in-depth investigation — like they have done, on occasion, for other taxpayer-funded criminal activities.
So, if you talk to someone from the media, please ask them what it is going to take for them to do an in-depth investigation. DSW has a ton of information that we will gladly share. Most of it, in fact, is free for the taking from the DSW2 web site and the originak DSW web site. Plus, we are always collecting information related to in-process investigations we are doing.
But, we are just volunteers — unpaid volunteers — with full-time jobs and families and other obligations. We would be happy to work with reporters who are serious about truly covering the story that is DCSS: the corruption, the thefts, the friends-and-family hiring policies, the outrageous salaries.
Ask the media, “Why?”