And we can’t forget the COVID-19 fallout. School choice proponents in the General Assembly will cite the shift to remote learning as proof of an urgent need for expanded parent choice. (You will likely hear no reference to the March 26, 2020, executive order by Kemp to close schools. In this political retelling, it will all be the fault of educators.)
So, here are my questions:
In an ideal world where lawmakers weren’t willing to exploit schools for their own political ambitions, what should the education priorities be this year?
Does Georgia need any new education legislation or do schools need a breather from government mandates?
Is there anything the Legislature ought to do to incentivize the teaching profession? There are many predictions that Georgia will see increased teacher shortages as a result of COVID-19 burnout. Can new laws and policies help recruit and retain teachers?
Send me your views at firstname.lastname@example.org.