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