Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Is education still important in Georgia?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

kenneth fullerNicholas Kristof, a columnist for the New York Times, recently suggested that we have now become the socially rigid society our forebears fled, replicating the barriers and class gaps that drove them away. If he is right, then what does this mean for our children and grandchildren? Is this still the land of opportunity for them?

Kristof’s conclusions are drawn from the fact that the wage and wealth gap in the United States of America is now larger than at any other time in history. The fact is that the wage gap between the American worker and his CEO shows that the boss now earns 300 times the wage of the average worker. (more…)

Hope For the Future- The Education of Our Children

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
Last week I told you that Floyd was better than only 171 other counties of the 2478 in this nation in which to grow up poor, according to a Harvard University report. I offered a few reasons as to how we came to this place of ignominy. Today, I offer the reason that our Governor and Legislature decided to remove Education as our State’s first priority?

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