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Education as Part of a Broader Community Development Strategy in Doraville

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been blogging less on the Georgian Educator because I’ve started to focus on a more holistic view of what’s needed to maintain and build up a thriving, diverse, and resilient community in Doraville... Continue Reading →

GA Education Legislation Update: Incentive Pay for Teachers, Students Applying Sunscreen, & School Turnaround Plans

At this point, I'm not offering my opinion on these pieces of proposed legislation except to say this: I think kids should be able to apply their own sunscreen (see HB200). The other ones probably require a little more homework.... Continue Reading →

Update on Governor Deal’s 2017 Education Agenda

After the sound defeat of the Opportunity School District (the Georgia Constitutional amendment to allow the state to take over failing schools) in this past November’s referendum, Governor Nathan Deal is going to have an uphill battle when it comes... Continue Reading →

What Would Happen to Georgia’s Top Universities if They Allowed Undocumented Students?

Yes, people broke the U.S. immigration laws. They brought their babies and their children with them. As a country, can we not look past this when it comes to educating the children? Do we believe generations of people should pay the price for one generations' actions? Do we, as a country, not believe in forgiveness and restoration?

From the AJC: Two Georgia schools to consider immigrants without legal status

Two of Georgia’s most competitive schools — Georgia State and Augusta universities — will consider admitting immigrants living in the U.S. without legal status, starting in the spring of next year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. That will leave three... Continue Reading →

Not Just Another Article on School Takeover

The lack of the above-mentioned items is why many of our schools are failing. The schools that are marked as “failing,” are, in many ways, indicators of where we as a society have failed our schools. We spend millions of public dollars on sports stadiums, economic tax breaks for corporations, and bloated bureaucratic nonsense.

With the Latino/Hispanic population of Georgia continuing to grow, it is important for us to consider the ramifications of our state’s policies on university attendance and tuition.

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