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Georgia school chief seeks student advisers

Monday, Aug 27, 2012 11:42 AM
Last updated 6:44 PM
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ATLANTA — High school students who have always wanted to recommend a few changes in public education could get their chance, state school Superintendent John Barge announced Monday.

He is looking for volunteers to meet twice this school year as his advisory panel. He will lead the discussions and bring in members of his staff to provide information.

“We want to make education work for all Georgia’s students, and hearing directly from them is the best way to ensure that happens,” he said.

His announcement said the students would also “act as liaisons between the Department of Education and the students of Georgia,” which could mean they’re expected to tell other students what they learned in the meetings with Barge.

The sessions are planned for November and March.

To be considered, students must apply by Sept. 14 with a list of their school and community activities and a 300-word essay on how the Department of Education can carry out Barge’s goal of “making education work for all of Georgia’s students.”

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soapy_725 08/27/12 - 04:50 pm
Maybe they can collect data

for a "naming contest". Let's challenge them to come up with a new name for Georgia. Georgia is SO old school. It reflects our colonial past. It reflects our bondage to King George. Who names anything George anymore. We need to MOVE ON with a name that reflects our Global Presence. It can get confusing for the world travelers who end up in the other Georgia and miss the Master's Tournament.

Some preliminary suggestions are

Golfastan - 80%
Dealastan - 9%
Isaakstan - 0.1%
Chamblissia - 0.1%
Andersonville - 1.0%
Regentstan - 10%
Azzizamania - 0.0001%

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