Today’s education page addresses two controversial topics in Georgia: A trial attorney and former state legislator from Gainesville argues it was a grave mistake to criminally prosecute the educators implicated in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal; and a Republican school board member from rural Georgia says his party ought to be thrilled with the Common Core State Standards rather than suspicious of them. Also, readers sound off on the results of last week’s closely watched school board elections in Atlanta.
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Today’s moderator: Maureen Downey
Maureen Downey has written about local, state and federal education policy at the AJC for 12 years. She’s also taught college classes in mass communications and journalism. However, she’s learned more about schools from having four children in them.
»Join the discussion online today: Share your opinions and ideas on Maureen's blog Get Schooled.