Monday, April 25, 2011

Quality Education Academy

Just the name itself raises eyebrows: Quality Education Academy. Hey if you are, then there's no need to emblazon it as your name or title. We're posting this because the article features the school Josiah Turner transferred to after departing Sacramento High. Form your own opinions after reading the article.
Growing hoops program in North Carolina raising NCAA eyebrows over school's 'Quality'
Kevin Armstrong
New York Daily News
April 24, 2011


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - There is one game-worn jersey hanging from the rafters of the windowless gym inside the Quality Education Academy on the last Wednesday in February. It is emblazoned with the No. 10 on its front and belongs to Jason Calliste, a sophomore guard at the University of Detroit. Basketball coach Isaac Pitts hopes it is the first of what will be a laundry line of former Fighting Pharaohs.

"We'll have two St. John's jerseys hanging there next season," says Pitts, a heavyset 48-year-old with a bald head and booming voice.

That prophecy by Pitts, a convicted felon with a criminal record that reaches back two decades, will go unfulfilled. On Wednesday, St. John's released Dwight Meikle, a 6-6 wing, from his national letter of intent, citing a mutual agreement between Meikle and the school. Like teammate Sir'Dominic Pointer, an elastic guard from Detroit, Meikle enrolled at Quality, a state-funded co-ed charter school of 75 students and six teachers, in search of improved grades, and committed to St. John's as part of a heralded recruiting class. Both recognize there is academic work to be done...
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