Education

Ga. School Superintendent Woods To Run Again In 2018

Republican candidate for state school superintendent Richard Woods, right, speaks as Democratic candidate Valerie Wilson and moderator Charles Richardson, of the Macon Telegraph and the Page Foundation look on during a forum Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Republican candidate for state school superintendent Richard Woods, right, speaks as Democratic candidate Valerie Wilson and moderator Charles Richardson, of the Macon Telegraph and the Page Foundation look on during a forum Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
'Add to My List' icon 'Added to My List' icon Add to My List In My List

Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods plans to run for another term.

 

Like us on Facebook

 

Woods, a Republican, made the announcement in a video Wednesday.

 

The former teacher and administrator in Irwin County won the election in  2014, promising independence from education standards set by the federal government.

 

In the campaign video, Woods focused on legislative changes to Georgia’s high-stakes testing of students and tests’ role in teacher evaluations during his first term.

 

His campaign site also highlights Woods’ criticism of a federal directive that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity. The site says Woods “stood up to” former President Barack Obama’s administration. President Donald Trump’s administration rescinded the guidance in February.

 

Woods says he wants to focus on “classroom-centered” policies if re-elected in 2018.