Style over substance? Despite critics, DeKalb Schools leaders tout progress

Since his arrival in 2015, DeKalb County School District Superintendent Steve Green has insisted a more rigorous curriculum would better benefit students. He says he’s made dramatic administrative changes that will increase accountability at all levels.

Critics say they’ve seen little that shows whether Green’s moves are making an impression on the school district.

Worries are heightened as Green begins his third year, the year many superintendents feel the itch and move on to another district.

He insists he’s here to improve student achievement, and that he’s doing what needs to be done to affect outcomes.

“I never led anyone to believe this would be easy,” Green said.

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