Political Rewind: Reps. Greene's, Loudermilk's Jan. 6 Trump pleas; Cobb controversy; teacher burnout
Giulia Heyward, @giuliaheyward, national education reporter, Capital B
Jim Galloway, @JimJournalist, retired columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Laura Corley, @Lauraecor, Civic Journalism Fellow, The Macon Newsroom
Maureen Downey, @AJCGetSchooled, columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1. Reps. Barry Loudermilk and Marjorie Taylor Greene pleaded with President Trump to call off rioters on Jan. 6.
- Greene later claimed she thought Antifa was behind the attack.
2. Georgia passed a ban on "divisive concepts." What does that mean for classrooms this fall?
- Georgia House Bill 1048 bans the teaching of nine concepts regarding race in the classroom.
- Amidst high teacher burnout, some are concerned additional oversight might discourage teachers from their work.
- Cobb County schools came under fire after proposing a new logo that resembles Nazi imagery. The school system claims it was meant to evoke U.S. Army imagery.
3. Following the Uvalde shooting, school safety became a front-of-mind issue for educators.
- Clayton County schools will be moving to a clear backpack policy.
- Schools have seen more policing and resource officers since the Columbine shooting. However, the Parkland and Uvalde shootings highlight failures to respond.
4. Teacher burnout threatens to understaff state schools.
- The Georgia Department of Education released a report on the causes of teacher burnout.
- The gubernatorial race has addressed teachers directly: Stacey Abrams proposed a $50,000 minimum salary for teachers in an attempt to attract professionals. Gov. Brian Kemp raised teacher salaries by $5,000 over four years.
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