Bill Shipp is on the war path today. He’s blaming Sonny for the education mess.
To make teachers feel better about themselves, Perdue abolished the “Office of Education Accountability,” and ironically, turned the agency into the “Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.”
Just to cap off his new Education-by-Hula-Hoop Plan, Perdue announced he was hiring graduation coaches all over Georgia to help students — uh, well — graduate. Dumb us! We thought that was the teachers’ job. Well, we were wrong. Coaches were needed. Georgia has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the country. Wait, let’s not sell ourselves short. Georgia actually has among the lowest graduation rates in the industrialized world.
Both Kathy Cox and Linda “Jail Bird” Shrenko make appearances in the article. Of course, so does Governor E. D. Rivers.