Friday on Political Rewind: Mirroring conservative leadership nationwide, Lt. Gov. Burt Jones is calling for an audit of University System spending on diversity, equity and inclusion programs. Plus, Brad Raffensperger tells reporters disinformation is the greatest threat to democracy.
Amid bans on teaching controversial topics related to race, Black families have embraced schools that affirm their African American heritage. Some parents in Georgia have found solace in Kilombo Academic & Cultural Institute, a private K-8 school in an Atlanta suburb.
Florida rejected an Advancement Placement course on African American studies, saying it's "filled with" critical race theory. But scholars who helped create the course say it's not in lesson plans.
Scrutiny from conservatives around teaching about race, gender and sexuality has made many teachers reluctant to discuss issues that touch on cultural divides. To fill in gaps, some students are looking to social media, where online personalities, nonprofit organizations and teachers are experimenting with ways to connect with them outside the confines of school.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency as Hurricane Ian lands in Florida. Voters will closely watch how the state government reacts to storm damage. Plus, in one of his first stops in the suburbs, Kemp campaigned in Alpharetta with Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin.
Thursday on Political Rewind: A special panel unpacks S.B. 377, which bans the teaching of "divisive concepts". The bill was created to curb what conservatives called "Critical Race Theory" in classrooms. Opponents say it harms their ability to teach Georgia's painful racial history.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Sixteen GOP electors who sent false documents to the Library of Congress received target letters from the Fulton County special grand jury. Plus, Walker's campaign changes tactics, driven by new advisors. Meanwhile, there was a hearing on distributing water at polling places.
Most new laws traditionally take effect in Georgia on July 1. But this year, many of the most important measures became law as soon as Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed them. Top measures beginning Friday include a raft of conservative-inspired school legislation, and an increase in lawmaker pensions.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Federal investigators have subpoenaed two state Republicans for submitting a false slate of electors. Plus, will freezing the federal gas tax ease pain at the pump? Meanwhile, Cherokee County voters reject four "anti-CRT" right-wing candidates for their school board.
Friday on Political Rewind: On a special Juneteenth episode our panel examines the history of the holiday and what it means for our democracy. Plus, as legislation restricts how race is taught in schools, what does that mean for future generations?
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Pulitzer Prize-winner Cynthia Tucker talks about her new book, The Southernization of America: A Story of Democracy in the Balance.
Florida officials recently rejected a slew of math textbooks, claiming they included "prohibited topics." Journalist Dana Goldstein theorizes the objections related to social-emotional learning.
The rejected books make up a record 41% of the 132 books submitted for review, the Florida Department of Education said in a statement.
Monday on Political Rewind: It’s the 40th and final day of the 2022 legislative session. A handful of high-profile measures remain to be decided. In the frenzy of activity marking the final day, what surprise measures could emerge? Our panel discusses the latest stories down at the Capitol.
The Georgia House passed three controversial Republican education bills on Friday, despite fierce opposition from Democrats.