Cagle’s Education Plan

According to Brad Alexander, Senator Cagle will unveil an education plan on Monday, November 28, 2005. Ralph introduced one last week. Frankly, while I realize that the forum of delivery for Ralph was important (to the Coverdell Leadership Institute), I wondered then how many people were really paying attention.

Cagle will deliver his to the Fayetteville Rotary Club, though arguably not as prestigious as the CLI, the date will be better as people will no longer be thinking about getting ready for Thanksgiving. But again, will anyone be paying attention on Monday when still slightly comatose from today? And is it sad that I’m blogging politics on Thanksgiving? Hey, I’m not having to cook today.

One more thing on this — I think it is fantastic that Casey and Ralph are releasing education plans and other substantive plans. Cagle has already released others. But, the question remains — if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make any noise? If a policy is announced and no one is around, does it have any impact? And lastly, Ralph or Casey will be on the same ballot in the same party with the governor. If the governor substantively disagrees with their stated policy positions, do we have a problem? The last question is why I lean towards favoring gubernatorial tickets — it takes one race off the ballot and gives the governor some added firepower. But that’s just me.

4 comments

  1. Bill Simon says:

    While I like and trust Casey, and don’t like or trust, Ralph, it seems to me that all we have in this state is “education plan” after “education plan” always being offered (whether from Cagle, Reed, the Governor, Kathy Cox, Mark Taylor, Cathy Cox, et al.) by a graduate of UGA, a university that stresses football games more than school work…and more pay for no work (vis’-a-vis’ the article in Thursday’s AJC about ex-bureaucrats snagging highly paid consulting jobs with Uga U).

    Yet, our education performance has remained abysmally low for 20+ years…gee, uhhh, ya think there MIGHT be a correlation? (Note, you will not find a definition of “correlation” between the hedges of Sanford Stadium).

  2. Bull Moose says:

    Casey attended Georgia Southern. And education is the cornerstone of opportunity.

    We need a plan that addresses the uniquness of Georgia. The problem with the “education” plans in the past Bill is that they’ve all been the same thing — one size fits all plans. It’s time to look past that mindset.

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