Category: Education

Education Plans Target Adults Over Students

This week’s Courier Herald column: The single largest line item in Georgia’s annual budget is for K-12 education. This year, Georgians will invest ten billion dollars in our public schools. That represents roughly forty cents of every dollar the state will spend. This represents “full funding” of Georgia’s Quality Basic Education formula passed under Governor

Emory Law Professor’s Use of the “n-word” Shows Something Deeper

Recently, a professor at Emory Law School was accused of using the n-word during class while discussing a case.  The school did not fire the professor, but they did order-in some Starbucks-type unconscious bias training.  Pressure by students on this issue forced the school to deal with a deeper issue that using the n-word makes

David Ralston on Local Education Control: Disingenuous, A Hypocrite, Or….

Figuring out Speaker David Ralston’s political philosophy is like putting together a puzzle but the pieces don’t match the picture on the box. Case in point on education.In May “the way it should be” done is by having  local school boards sort out their allotment of money. After all, the decent Speaker from Blue Ridge

Dear Graduates: Learn To Fail

This week’s Courier Herald column: Some of you are graduating High School. Some are graduating college. It’s a time of year when people will congratulate you on your hard earned successes. You’ll sit through speeches filled with altruistic visions of how you’re going to make the world a better place. You’ll be told how you

End of the Primary: What have we learned?

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR EARLY VOTING.  THE ELECTION IS TUESDAY MAY 22ND. Primary season is almost over in Georgia. The distinctions between the Republican and Democrat focuses is plainly obvious from the television ads. Republicans are fighting to prove who is the most Trump like.  They have chosen undocumented individuals as the focus to