Atlanta Forward: Education

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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.

The 15 candidates seeking to replace John Barge as state school superintendent have eight weeks to make their case to primary voters.

Most lack strong public profiles, but so did Barge in 2010, as I note in my column today on the crowded race.

A guest columnist expresses his dismay at the arrest last week of four University of Georgia football players, and why the response sends a wrong message to kids.

Readers take up the question of bullying and whether the constant discussion of the problem in schools could be turning kids off to the message.

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