Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson is taking a lead in drafting a Republican alternative to the Obama administration’s plan to amend the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act –- better known as No Child Left Behind. Isakson is co-sponsoring three new bills intended to replace the legislation.
Federal student loan defaults are rising sharply in Georgia
The latest numbers from the US Education Department show, 9% of Georgia students defaulted in the first two years of repayment.
The 2009 percentage is up from 6% in the two previous years.