Nominee vows to review program often to assure changes beat status quo
After today's announcement that Georgia has won a Race to the Top grant, Republican nominee for governor Nathan Deal reiterated that he would continue Gov. Sonny Perdue's implementation of the program as governor in close consultation with our state's educators - and conduct periodic reviews to assure that the program is meeting its goals on behalf of Georgia's children.
"As governor, I will convene teachers, parents, elected officials and education leaders from the 26 school districts involved to assure that Race to the Top funds are implemented effectively, so that we capitalize on our successes and implement them elsewhere in Georgia," Deal said. "Today's award is a victory for Georgia; I applaud the leadership of Gov. Sonny Perdue and all of the leaders who worked so diligently on this project.
"This $400 million will come to our state over a four-year period. The next governor will oversee the program for the majority of its duration. Race to the Top will allow Georgians to craft an educational plan that best fits our state. It let's our educators innovate and create incentives for excellence - incentives for schools, teachers and students to restore the magic to education. Our state has a fundamental duty to prepare our children to be college, work and life ready in a global economy. We achieve that goal only by constantly striving to surpass the status quo. That's exactly what Race to the Top seeks to achieve. I will work with all stakeholders in education to conduct reviews of this program so that it achieves its original goals and remains an autonomous function of the state of Georgia without federal strings attached.
"The public servants who brought this award to Georgia deserve to take a bow - and then get back to work on a brighter future for Georgia's children."
Early Voting begins on Monday, August 2nd and continues during the final week before the Republican Run-off Election on Tuesday, August 10th.
Please take time to go cast your ballot for conservative leader Dr. Jody Hice for Congress. Also, please encourage other members of your family, your friends, neighbors, fellow church members, business associates and co-workers to vote for Dr. Hice during Early Voting if at all possible. You can vote early, in person, at the following locations:
Barrow County Elections Office
33 E. Broad Street
Voter Registrations and Elections Office
Forsyth County Administration Building
110 E. Main St., Suite 200
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Gwinnett County Voter Registration and Elections Office
455 Grayson Highway, Suite 200
Newton County Administration Building
113 Usher Street
Walton County Governmental Building
303 South Hammond Drive
Voting in the Run-off Election is not limited to those who voted in the first round of the primary on July 20. Those who missed voting on July 20 may still vote in the Run-off. However, if anyone voted in the Democrat primary, they may not participate in the Republican Run-off.
Dr. Hice’s campaign continues to gain momentum. Jody is the true conservative. He is not a Washington insider. He has a proven record of fighting for the Constitution, conservative principles, and for our God-given American freedoms! He is also a bold opponent of President Obama’s ultra-liberal agenda of intrusive big government, excessive spending, massive debt, and higher taxes.
Jody Hice is the official TEA Party candidate and is endorsed by the folowing TEA Parties:
Atlanta TEA Party
Gwinnett TEA Party
Walton TEA Party
Jody is also endorsed by the political action committees of these Major National Conservative Groups and Leaders: