Posted On Aug 26 2010
Our organization is very supportive of the Superintendent’s position on both Race To The Top funds and the Education Jobs bill. Our major concern with Race To The Top is that teachers were not included in the application. I really feel that the grant would have been detrimental to Cobb County schools and I am glad we did not participate. On the other hand, we are extremely excited that the Superintendent is talking about restoring the step raise and part of the furloughs using the Education Jobs bill money. This is great news for our teachers!
- Connie Jackson, Cobb County Association of Educators (CCAE)
PAGE is supportive of the district receiving the emergency Federal stimulus package under the condition that it will enable the Cobb County school district to provide the best program of teaching and learning possible and in such a way that employees reap the benefits from the stimulus package as proposed by the Superintendent. We encourage the district to seek all appropriate sources of revenue and also ask the school and system leaders to communicate openly and frequently with the dedicated educators on the “front lines” of teaching and learning in their classrooms. These are challenging times, ones in which the way school leaders deal with their most important resources – their educators – will also determine how well they provide for their most important customers – their students.
- Melanie Evans, Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE)