Governor Perdue today answered a charge by a group of black Atlanta pastors that the State’s investigation into cheating on the CRCT is a "witch hunt" against black teachers. The clergy is protesting possible criminal charges against educators. Fulton County’s District Attorney, Paul Howard, said he will seek criminal prosecutions if warranted in the cheating allegations at some Atlanta public schools.
The University of Georgia may need to convince lawmakers that it’s the best place for expanding engineering programs in the State. Governor Perdue convinced the Board of Regents to delay a vote on UGA’s engineering proposal.
The state owned property that was supposed to house the Golf Hall of fame in Augusta still hasn’t been sold. It could still be months before the state will unload the downtown Augusta site through an auction.
A group tasked with overhauling Georgia’s tax code is holding public hearings across the state. The first will be Thursday evening in Atlanta. While the group hasn’t formed recommendations yet, they’re putting forth some bold ideas.
The state cut funding for a variety of standardized tests this year to save millions of dollars. First and second graders won’t be taking the CRCT test this year. Legislators cut the funding, but earlier this summer, Governor Perdue wanted it restored.
The judge reviewing the actions of three Warren County school board members has reached a verdict for Governor Perdue. He is recommending the removal of board members Clara Roberts, Cecil Brown and Charles Culver. A group of Warren County residents took legal action against the trio after their alleged unprofessional behavior jeopardized the school system’s accreditation.