On Monday, August 14, 2017, I attended an event hosted by the Bartow County Chamber of Commerce. It was called, “Governmental Affairs Meeting”. I am SOOOO GLAD I called the previous week and learned that Richard Woods, State Superintendent of Schools, was going to be the speaker!!!! Furthermore, I am glad I was available to attend, something I am not able to do when I am a teacher in a school or prison or have most other types of jobs.
I found out ahead of time that Supt Woods had written an article on the inside last page of the current issue of the new Freedom & Opportunity Magazine, so read it to get up to speed on what’s happening in the education arena in Georgia.
During the question and answer time I asked a question regarding the high poverty and drug problem in Bartow County. I had learned about it prior to moving to the area, partially from times in the past when I would visit my daughter and grandson, partially from working with incarcerated people who were from the area (2 of my best aides when teaching in prisons came from Cartersville; 1 female and 1 male), and partially from much I have learned since moving here.
It is very interesting and something that will keep my attention for awhile. (Hopefully, I won’t be killed in the near future for digging into and trying to improve things in sensitive areas. Guess we’ll see.)
Here’s a link about Monday’s event:
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