Today we’re looking at the legacy of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Will Governor Deal go down in Georgia’s history as one of our best governors or one of our worst? Will history even remember the Governor Deal era? What does his time in office mean for the future of Georgia politics? Listen in as we… [Read More]
In this bonus episode of the Better Georgia Podcast, we’re looking at Opportunity School Districts – will Governor Deal’s ballot measure to take over schools pass with voters in November? What will happen to schools if the ballot measure succeeds? Listen to today’s episode to hear what the Better Georgia hosts think of the ballot measure… [Read More]
I have been lucky to have an incredible college experience in my first three years at Mercer University. Though I go to a private institution, “Campus Carry” legislation poses a threat to the positive college experiences of my friends and fellow students at public institutions. On March 11, the Georgia Senate passed HB 859, a… [Read More]
Vile, racist and bigoted Facebook posts from a top Georgia Department of Education official go so far past the line of acceptable it’s almost hard to believe. Unfortunately, in a time when Donald Trump is surging in the Republican primary, many conservatives believe they can speak without consequences.
Better Georgia hopes this instance leads to the toughest possible consequence: Jeremy Spencer needs to hear his boss say, “You’re Fired!”
The bipartisan rollback of the federal No Child Left Behind law has returned power to the states to decide whether and how to use high stakes tests to hold teachers and students accountable.
Now, we need to hold our lawmakers and Gov. Deal accountable by asking them to act now to reduce the number of precious classroom hours that are spent on testing.
Gov. Deal’s State of the State address Wednesday delivered what we’ve come to expect from this Governor’s office: more of the same. Just like every year before, Gov. Deal used his annual speech to showcase a Georgia that works for Gov. Deal and his buddies, but nobody else.
Casinos and the HOPE Scholarship. House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta) reveals to WABE reporter Denis O’Hayer what it may take for Democrats to advance casino gaming in Georgia.
House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta) talks about Gov. Nathan Deal’s education “reform” proposals: “the state should not invest in private schools with public money.”
We know that Gov. Nathan Deal has taken Georgia straight to the bottom. Georgia’s unemployment rate is now THE WORST in the nation. Deal’s ethics scandals have cost taxpayers $3.1 million in legal fees. He’s slashed education funding by $1 billion every, single year and broken the HOPE Scholarship. Four rural hospitals have closed on… [Read More]
Nathan Deal is an abomination for Georgia schools. He’s devastated public education with billions in budget cuts and gutted the HOPE scholarship. Here are Nathan Deal’s 10 biggest education failures: 1. Nathan Deal has cut $4.1 billion from public education since 2011. 2. As a result, there are 9,000 fewer teachers in classrooms. … [Read More]