Ga. Politicians have failed our vulnerable students

In a speech about education earlier this year to the Georgia Education Leadership Institute, Gov. Nathan Deal euphemistically talked about “students who come from difficult backgrounds,” meaning low-income students, particularly low-income students of color, as well as other marginalized students. Talking about the ways race, class and other factors impact student achievement is really important. Unfortunately, when Deal talks about wanting to improve things for “students who come from difficult backgrounds,” he’s not talking about