Teacher group backs Carter for governor

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 12:03 PM
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ATLANTA — One of the largest teachers’ groups in Georgia has announced its support for Democrat Jason Carter, as he challenges Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in the fall.

The Georgia Association of Educators endorsed Carter on Wednesday, citing a “chronic underfunding and dismantling of Georgia’s public education.”

The group has historically backed Democrats, although it declined to endorse anyone in the 2002 governor’s race. That lack of support was considered a factor in then-Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes losing his bid for re-election.

Deal’s spokesman Brian Robinson says the endorsement is not a surprise given the group’s history of supporting Democrats. He said teachers don’t vote as a group and many are supporting Deal.

Carter says he’s looking forward to teachers helping him win in November and rebuild the state’s public schools.

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prov227
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prov227 08/27/14 - 12:15 pm
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No surprise here ...

Let's spend even more on education, especially teachers' salaries. Promises, promises, from Democrat politicians. Their only promises are goodies for votes.

AFjoe
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AFjoe 08/27/14 - 12:18 pm
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Not serprized

Is u kan reid this,thanks a techer.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/27/14 - 01:41 pm
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Teacher group backs Carter for governor

That alone is good enough reason to vote against Carter.

pwren46
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pwren46 08/27/14 - 01:48 pm
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We don't need another Carter

We don't need another Carter. Have they not forgotten the last one we had under the gold dome? Worst Georgia governor and worst President in history!!!!

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 08/27/14 - 01:53 pm
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Well, perhaps only the 2nd worst President,

but still, completely pathetic.

And somehow, everyone just knew the gimme-gimme teacher's union would back the candidate most likely to dip into the taxpayers pockets to pay for under-performance.

Not all teachers are bad, not by a very long shot, but the ones that are will always be dedicated members of this sorry group.

historylover
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historylover 08/27/14 - 02:08 pm
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Carter

But of course I will be voting for him. There is no way on this earth I will support Deal. No way. The Libertarian candidate doesn't have a chance, so Carter gets my vote.

I know that surprises all of you. LOL

happychimer
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happychimer 08/27/14 - 02:35 pm
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Carter will get my vote. Of

Carter will get my vote. Of course that should be no surprise to y'all.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/27/14 - 03:24 pm
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Support Carter

and Support

Common Core!

grinder48
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grinder48 08/27/14 - 04:48 pm
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Trial
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There's a trial under way right now in ATL prosecuting crooked teachers who cheated on test scores so they could make more $. There are a lot of great and dedicated teachers out there but this business with crooked teachers and you can' get rid of them because of unions etc stinks. No wonder they back the dems ... unions, dems and crooked dealings go hand in hand.

Darby
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Darby 08/27/14 - 04:55 pm
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The Georgia Association of Educators

(and all other Democrats) have one position on education. That is, if we pour money into the "Education" budget, without any strings attached, and then walk away without looking back, we are "for the children."

The Republican/conservative position on education is that we want to see kids graduate and function at the 12th grade level, (not the 8th) in exchange for the people's money.

DawgnSC69
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DawgnSC69 08/27/14 - 05:03 pm
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Carter Now Ranked 2nd Worst President

Now that we've seen what Obama is all about, Carter can take comfort in knowing he's not the worst president in American history anymore.

bright idea
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bright idea 08/27/14 - 05:30 pm
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They both stink

but I just might vote for Carter for no other reason than he will at least pretend to support public education. Strong private schools serve a purpose but Republicans funneling state tax money to privates while local property owners carry the load for public schools doesn't make sense. Yes those parents pay taxes too but it is their choice to pay for private school. The public wants teachers to be well trained, perfect and wear 10 hats but wants to pay them peanuts. The only group the public treats worse than teachers is cops. I do fear that Carter would be a big spender on things other than education and public safety.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/27/14 - 05:50 pm
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Strange.

I wonder how many parents have taken the time to review the Obama Core history books that are now in the Georgia Schools. If you know anything about history you will be in a mind of unbelievable shock.

The common core education that you child will be receiving is nothing more than a government Propaganda Indoctrination program.

Very little is being covered or mentioned in the news today.

Regardless of what anybody tell you or how you feel, it is the new name for "No Child Left Behind."

Our education system has been "Bribed" by the present administration to insure that all school adopt this "All Will Graduate" education.

If you like your child to graduate along with some that will graduate that shouldn't....or with the same level of intelligent those that shouldn't...so be it, but don't complain.

The control of government in our education system is in total violation of the US Constitution.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/27/14 - 06:03 pm
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Fiat Lux, all the teachers

Fiat Lux, all the teachers that I know are members of those groups because they offer $1 million in liability insurance and will provide attorneys to teachers accused of abuse.

And in this day and age, it's needed.

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jimmymac 08/27/14 - 06:07 pm
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Well that apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I don't know a thing about Deal but I do remember wondering how his dad ever got elected to anything.

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corgimom 08/27/14 - 06:10 pm
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CG, history is now taught

CG, history is now taught more like I was taught in high school.

Instead of memorizing dates, it's more about teaching why things happened and the impact it had, and presenting both sides of an event and opposing views. It's better than the way it was before.

The "rah rah", America is perfect, we are the greatest", ideas are gone, and that's a good thing. Because America wasn't and isn't perfect, and that's what has made America great- we acknowledge mistakes and change things.

And just so you know, CG, NCLB is still alive and well. Common Core is different than NCLB, and that's part of the problem, people don't understand the difference.

But when it comes to propaganda, we all got fed propaganda when we were in school, and it was all from the white perspective, and American history is much richer and much broader than that, and much more interesting.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/27/14 - 06:35 pm
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One Example Of Many,

from a common care history book.

"Pilgrims Were Terrorist!"

Every example I could state would be all Progressive Ideology. Highly Liberal bias.

Darn, I realize now that all I was thought back in the 40's & 50's were nothing by lies. How could I have survived so long.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/27/14 - 06:49 pm
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Will Not

even go there with the Insane common core Math. Thank God I am still able to get my Grand Girl in the right direction. She is in 3rd grade but we are doing 4th & 5th lever Math and History and Science. (and Private School)

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ELLIOTTMESS55 08/27/14 - 07:12 pm
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really strange how you badger
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really strange how you badger carter just because of his grandfather.i think jimmy carter was a good president.he could not be bought nor sold as many presidents were.you people praise reagan when he did nothing but help his wealthy friends.he wouldn't have given any of you the time of day when he was in office.what did the 2 bush's do? nothing.

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cush1944 08/27/14 - 07:52 pm
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" But when it comes to

" But when it comes to propaganda, we all got fed propaganda when we were in school, and it was all from the white perspective, and American history is much richer and much broader than that, and much more interesting:
corigmom, yeah it might be interesting if you like the fact that our kids are being taught that the white man was and is the bad guys.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 08/28/14 - 12:28 pm
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This is NOT news!

Of COURSE public (government) school teachers support the Dimocrat. They would vote for a dead yellow dog if the Dims nominated one. Oh, wait, maybe they have....

stuaby
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stuaby 08/27/14 - 08:40 pm
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"I wonder how many parents

"I wonder how many parents have taken the time to review the Obama Core history books that are now in the Georgia Schools."

CoG, it's one of the reasons I'm so pessimistic around here. I don't see how this all gets turned around. In twenty years, who will care enough to fight for this country, since kids are being taught, more and more, to hate the country?

And look how more and more people, some posting here, just love it and think that it's just great to tear down the country.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/27/14 - 09:14 pm
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HL

I feel your pain. I will hold my nose and vote for Deal.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/27/14 - 09:17 pm
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CM

My goddaughter is a member just for the bennies. She hates unions (GAE is a quasi-union as I understand it) and the havoc they cause with substandard employees.

Darby
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Darby 08/28/14 - 01:04 am
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"Yes those parents pay taxes too but it

is their choice to pay for private school."

.
Right! Because they are willing to pay, if necessary to prevent their most precious possessions, their children from becoming zombies to the federal system, their contribution in taxes is to be confiscated and used for the furtherance of government domination and controlled of those who are unable to do the same.

Yeah, that makes sense.

Typical liberal claptrap.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/28/14 - 06:53 am
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CG, I can do the Common Core

CG, I can do the Common Core math just fine.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/28/14 - 06:58 am
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No surprise here.....

Isn't the GA Educator Assoc. just a GA-National Educator Assoc. Chapter? Without the Mandatory union Dues?

They sure seem to take a lot of political leaders and ideas

http://pv.gae2.org/

http://www.nea.org/

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/28/14 - 07:12 am
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BTW: GEA Board supports NUNN, but do the teachers?

Was a vote taken GA WIDE of the teachers themselves?
Or is this just a political power move by the upper level board?.

I remember schools before the US Dept of Education was formed by President CARTER and before the NEA and other Teacher Unions/Assoc. politicized it.

It seems the Graduation rates were higher nationwide, the drop out rates were lower, disciple was maintained and students were JAILED for assaulting a teacher and finish school in YDC.

Just another example of the ten most dangerous words in the English language:

“Hi, I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” -President Ronald Reagan

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/28/14 - 07:33 am
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The myth of funneling of $$$$

School vouchers allows all walks of life Middle class to the Poor to say to BOE's, ENOUGH !!! there is alternatives without moving out ARC now.

It forces BOE's to fix cruddy schools, bad staff, 3rd rate books and education. The School vouchers allows students to attend EITHER PUBLIC or a NON-BOE ran schools using the amount of $$$$ that would have been used on that student anyhow.

The Math is simple X $'s are allotted each student for education.
X's $$$ leave the BOE if it is failing to educate or protect the student.

So If a student's parent(s) decide that the school, the thugs, the teachers or etc. in one school are hindering their kids education they can take their students allotted funds and move their kid to another public or non-BOE run school.

It forces BOE's to quit playing social politics and EDUCATE.

ALSO IF vouchers are such a bad idea, should we stop
Section 8 vouchers, which are based on the same general principle?

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Bizkit 08/28/14 - 07:44 am
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I think because for over 150

I think because for over 150 years Georgia has only had Dem governors till the last two, I think we should give another Rep a chance-too bad it's Deal cause I can't support him either. Dems no way=so libertarian all the way. In fact that's the plan for all my voting =vote against Rep and Dems they are all bad, bad, bad.

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