APS veteran faces political novice | www.myajc.com


APS veteran faces political novice | www.myajc.com

The school board race in southeast Atlanta is shaping up to be an old guard vs. new blood battle.

Brenda Muhammad, the longest-serving school board member to seek re-election, is being challenged by Leslie Grant, a Grant Park mother of two and charter schools supporter.

Muhammad has been on the Atlanta Board of Education for 14 years. Grant has run and won one election, senior class president in high school.

But in a hard-fought campaign, both see advantages to their political resumes.

Grant, 47, said she brings fresh eyes, fresh ideas and a sense of urgency to tackling some of the problems she’s identified: a school board rife with dissension; a lack of community engagement; and a school system that recruits but doesn’t always support talented principals.

Muhammad, 63, is running on her record as a school board member and a 40-year resident of Atlanta who “knows the system … the people … the education politics.”

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