Education

What Teachers Want This Legislative Session

Art teacher Clarissa Berlioz helps a student during class at Peachtree Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.
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Like many local lobbyists and activists, Georgia education groups have devised a list of priorities for the Legislative session, which begins Monday. Martha Dalton sat down with Craig Harper, director of communications for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE), to talk about the group’s three main concerns.

The Education Budget

PAGE wants to boost educators’ salaries to attract and retain quality teachers.

Georgia’s Teacher Pipeline

The group wants to compensate mentor teachers to train and guide beginning teachers to reduce turnover in the profession.

Assessment and Accountability

PAGE opposes high stakes testing in younger grades (K-2), where penalties could be imposed for poor test performance.


What Teachers Want