After I wrote about a new parent group in Tennessee, I received a comment about a similar group in Georgia, protesting budget cuts and legislation hostile to public schools.
Be sure to checkout their website, which has excellent resources for parents, educators and other concerned citizens: http://empoweredga.org/
“Here’s a similar group in Georgia, where we need it more than ever as we brace for the usual fun and games of the upcoming session: http://empoweredga.org/
“Op-Ed in yesterday’s Atlanta Constitution by the group’s founder, a Teacher of the Year from south Georgia named Matt Jones: Lawmakers ignore their moral and constitutional duty to support public education, http://bit.ly/VNJA9p Someday this headlong rush to easy “fixes” and snake-oil “solutions” will stop– but the opposition is clearly coming from grassroots efforts of people forming these groups. Let’s hope this someday is soon before there are no schools left worth fighting for.”