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April 11, 2016: Georgia’s 181st School District Making A Difference In Young Lives

Even the most casual reader of this space knows that I am bullish on public education. But there is one school system in Georgia that I haven’t talked about much even though it is near and dear to my heart. It is the Georgia Preparatory Academy, the state’s 181st school district and a part of […]

May 11, 2015: To Georgia’s Public School Teachers: Thank You For Your Efforts

Dear Public School Teachers in Georgia: Congratulations on surviving another year in the classroom. As you take a moment to catch your breath and enjoy a brief respite before you start the process all over again, I hope you will reflect on the good you do; the impact you have on young people; your ability […]

May 20, 2013: Education Expert Says Students Aren’t Blueberries

Dear Public School Teachers in Georgia: It looks as if you have survived another year of underwhelming support from state legislators, many of whom would kiss a tree toad if so instructed by the anti-public education crowd.  I know it is frustrating but as my daddy used to say, consider the source. One reader harrumphed […]

March 12, 2012: Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About For-Profit Charter Schools?

At the risk of sounding like Johnny One-Note, let me go back over my concerns one more time about the charter school constitutional amendment bill in the State Senate that may or may not have been passed by the time this gets to you. (My deadlines and legislative deadlines don’t always coincide.) I don’t have […]