THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - A new program targeting students at risk of not graduating is stirring up controversy in Thomasville; A former school employee claims the program is designed to hold black students back.
Last night's school board meeting quickly turned into a venting session for parents concerned about a new program aimed at closing an achievement gap among students.
"To reach that bottom quartile of students who are not successful at this point in their school career," said Superintendent Sabrina Boykins-Everett.
It's called The Academic Recovery Program. Or ARP. But former Thomasville High School graduation coach Dr. Marilyn McCluskey says it sets certain students up for failure.