Election year pandering is nothing new for many politicians, but Gov. Deal might be the king of it. Just three years after gutting the HOPE scholarship–the ticket to higher education for thousands of Georgia’s college students–Gov. Deal is pitching a brand new program to encourage adults to head back to the classroom. Deal’s hoping that… [Read More]
In 2011, mere months after he was elected, Gov. Deal announced he was giving “a gift to future generations of Georgia’s outstanding students”: he was about to slash the budget for the HOPE scholarship just as many low-income families needed help the most. Since those cuts, the number of HOPE recipients has fallen from 256,000… [Read More]
After neglecting our public schools for the entirety of his term, Gov. Deal is hoping to save face with parents and educators by “adding” $547 million to education funding in his new budget. While that might sound like welcome news, it’s nothing more than an election-year money dump, with the hope that voters will forget… [Read More]
Beverly Hedges, a Dalton teacher, and the Rev. Timothy McDonald, senior pastor at First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, filed a lawsuit today in the Superior Court of Fulton County asking for a declaration that the ballot language presented to voters for Amendment 1 is purposely misleading. Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary… [Read More]
A YouTube video from the Southern Education Foundation featuring two high school students laid out some of the key arguments against Amendment 1, which is disguised on the ballot as a charter school measure. Click to watch the video. Sign our pledge to Vote ‘No’ on Amendment 1. Join us on Facebook: Better Georgia Schools.
Amendment 1, also known as the charter school amendment, would have “a serious impact” on students at traditional public schools according to State School Superintendent John Barge. Click to watch Barge explain Amendment 1. Barge answered questions about Amendment 1 at a public forum in Macon on Oct. 11, 2012. Barge supports charter schools but… [Read More]