Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Dunwoody High School Council Responds
to "Dunwoody Crier" Headline

Several weeks ago the "Dunwoody Crier" published an article written by Elizabeth Jester concerning the expansion of Dunwoody High School's ESL population.  It was a good, positive article, with one exception - the title.  The title "Immigrants Fill Dunwoody High" had little relevance to the article itself.

Below is the response to the article by the Dunwoody High School Council which appears in this weeks Crier:

To the Editor:

Regarding the 9-10-14 cover story titled, “Immigrants fill Dunwoody High,” on behalf of the Dunwoody High School Council, I would like to have seen a headline that would have more accurately summarized the article content or moreover, accurately described the true nature of what fills Dunwoody High School. 

When the author, Liz Jester, was contacted about her title choice she explained to me that when she submitted her article it was titled, “Dunwoody Expands ESL Program to Meet Needs of Increasing International Population.”  This seems a more befitting summarization of the article content.

The author was unaware of the title change or the reasoning behind it. So to clarify a few points stated in the article, only 25 students of the 150 were enrolled at Dunwoody High School from the International Center at the beginning of the school year and many students in Dunwoody’s ESL program are citizens.

Click here to read the remainder of the response.


  1. Thank you Pam Melton and Ashley Doolittle for clarifying this for me! The title left me bewildered and feeling as though I had
    stepped back in time! I'm glad to know that's not the case.

  2. i have no doubt that the headline was written as it was because dunwoody crier editor dick williams is anti-immigrant. heck, he is anti-everything that isn't a republican point of view