If Gov. Deal is so proud of his school takeover plan, why won’t he tell us who’s backing it and who stands to benefit from it? Why the secrecy? Because as Daphne Hall, a retired teacher, makes clear in her Letter to the Decaturish Editor: “The Opportunity School District is just another ‘opportunity’ to divert funds from public… [Read More]
Gov. Nathan Deal just announced a 20 percent pay raise for more than 3,300 state law enforcement officers — amounting to nearly $79 million. Teachers, meanwhile, were offered a 3 percent “pay raise” earlier this year, even as schools continue to be so underfunded that 20 percent of Ga. school districts are still furloughing teachers…. [Read More]
Gov. Nathan Deal has a legacy of failed education policies, from slashing billions of dollars in public school funding to pushing his for-profit corporate school agenda. So what makes his school takeover proposal any different? The short answer: nothing. On Election Day, November 8, an important ballot measure — officially called the “Opportunity School District”… [Read More]
If you were running a hateful, fear-mongering, bile-filled presidential campaign, who would you pick as your VP? The guy responsible for $60 million in economic damages to his state’s capital city alone? Someone who’s supported anti-woman and anti-LGBT legislation? Better yet, someone who did this all in one fell swoop? Trump’s VP “Guess Who?” game… [Read More]
Governor Nathan Deal just used the holiday weekend to hide a questionable decision: the state ethics commission will now be headed by a woman closely tied to him and his office. This is the same ethics commission that has been mired in controversy and lawsuits, some directly involving concerns about Deal’s behavior while in Congress… [Read More]
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]
Gov. Deal and his team are going after Better Georgia — again, and you’ll never guess why.
This time, Gov. Deal is complaining because Better Georgia is following the law — the very same law he uses to keep the public from ever knowing who is donating thousands, or even millions, of dollars to secretive organizations set up to push his agenda.
Yesterday, as conservative leaders across the country denounced Donald Trump’s comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s Mexican heritage as racist, Trump dug in deeper, telling his critics to “get over it.” Apparently, that’s exactly what Gov. Nathan Deal has done. Gov. Nathan Deal and Sen. David Perdue made news yesterday by announcing their plans to host a… [Read More]
Yesterday morning at about 11 a.m., the Georgia Republican Party gathered for a “minority engagement lunch” with very few identifiable people of color in the room. Within hours, Donald Trump – the Republican Party’s presidential nominee and standard bearer – held a rally in California where he touted his support among black Americans by singling… [Read More]
It must be nice to be able to have opinions that are politically convenient to whatever problematic, self-serving agenda you want to promote. Take local control of school districts, for example. State School Superintendent Richard Woods doesn’t think local control is very important, until it’s a convenient platform to shield his transphobic views. Underfund our schools,… [Read More]