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AJC Opinion: Once the elections end, are teachers kissed off by politicians?

No one earns as much love during elections as babies and teachers. The former gets hoisted in the air by candidates at campaign stops; the latter gets hoisted onto a pedestal. 519 more words

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Blacks Turn Out in Greater Numbers for Early Voting in Georgia

Calculations indicate that the black electorate is finally being more proactive, from a political standpoint, in order to try to manifest their political aspirations to attain statewide offices that are all white in 2014. 269 more words

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Giving Deal credit for improvements in DeKalb Schools: Smart political strategy or dumb move?

The last weeks of political races, especially close ones, produce of flurry of testimonials on behalf of candidates. In his contest against Democratic state Sen. Jason Carter, Gov. 583 more words

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The Bev Smith Show: Elections & Education

Are your children in the best schools? Tonight Bev Smith speaks with Kevin P. Chavous, executive counsel to the American Federation for Children, about how elections and public policy can deeply impact your children’s education.¬† 86 more words

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Governor's race: Carter has to clarify stand on HOPE. Deal has to make amends with teachers. Did either do so last night?

I watched the WSB-TV gubernatorial debate last night in which Democrat Jason Carter and Republican Nathan Deal had several fractious exchanges over the HOPE Scholarship and education spending. 639 more words

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Nunn's strength: caring community through corporate involvement

In the summer of 2013, weeks before Michelle Nunn announced her run for the U.S. Senate, a nationally recognized Democratic VIP asked me if I thought she would fulfill the rumors and finally throw herself into the race. 1,465 more words

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A maverick to the end. Republican John Barge endorses Democrat Valarie Wilson for school chief.

With his noon endorsement of Democrat Valarie Wilson today, Republican State School Superintendent John Barge is leaving his office in the same manner he arrived and served¬† — bucking a GOP establishment that regards him as an outsider and a renegade. 833 more words

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