Today on the show we’re talking with Amy Morton, Board Chair for Better Georgia, about Governor Deal’s attempt at another school takeover. After his ballot measure failing miserably in November, he’ll be trying to introduce a bill during this legislative session that will do the same damage. But we think Georgians won’t be fooled. You… [Read More]
Today on the show, we’re talking about Gov. Deal and why so many Georgians don’t trust him. Listen in as we talk about his school takeover proposal and why it’s not nearly as good as the deceptive preamble and ballot language makes it out to be. Plus hear about how Gov. Deal has failed Georgians… [Read More]
On today’s show, Bryan and Brandon are talking about the consequences of Governor Deal’s school takeover ballot measure. What does the measure mean for students, teachers and parents? Where did this model come from? Has it been successful elsewhere? The preamble of this measure sounds ideal, but the fine print is where it gets dangerous. You… [Read More]
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.
Georgia teachers are furious with Gov. Deal. The governor has changed every teacher’s health insurance coverage, causing dramatic increases in out-of-pocket expenses, the elimination of copayments and less choice for doctors. Some teachers have even told us they don’t have in-network doctors in their community and they must drive across state lines to find the… [Read More]
For the first time since taking office, Gov. Nathan Deal will include a raise for Georgia’s public school teachers in his budget. But educators shouldn’t rejoice just yet. After years of stagnant wages despite the ever-rising cost of living, Deal is proposing a 2 to 3 percent raise for Georgia’s teachers. The small amount of… [Read More]
Let’s talk about Georgia’s real job creators: teachers. Teachers spend their days creating the next generation of doctors, nurses, engineers, lawyers and skilled professionals of all kinds. But in Georgia, we haven’t treated our job creators very well at all. About 80 percent of Georgia’s school districts will furlough teachers this school year. In Stewart… [Read More]