More Georgia high school juniors failed the math section of their graduation exam. Scores released by the state today show that sixteen percent of students who sat for the Georgia State High School Graduation Test for the first time this year flunked math. That’s up from 9 percent who failed the math section last year.
A bill that would end teacher’s collective bargaining rights in Tennessee is scheduled for debate on the state senate floor tonight.
Bestselling author and internationally recognized education advocate Greg Mortenson recently spoke with SED reporter Dan Carsen. The interview took place at Birmingham’s Samford University shortly before media reports questioned Mortenson’s financial dealings and his accounts of his experiences in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In the interview, Mortenson shares his thoughts on issues facing education in the South, including teacher pay and teacher tenure. Mortenson tells Carsen that education is at a turning point in the South and across the U.S.