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Protecting the American Dream for Dreamers

In 2001, Gov. Roy Barnes asked me to serve on his newly created State-Wide Commission for Hispanic Affairs.  As part of that work, I served on the higher education sub-committee, which began its work with the following assumption — providing access to higher education to ALL bright, young people makes for a richer, more productive […]

Investing in Our Public Schools

“The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.” –Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting, 1975 The above quote is from a children’s book.  I love it because it helps me find a late-summer […]

Healthcare in Rural Georgia Needs Our Support

I read a little story last night that I can’t get out of my mind. It was part of an article written by Jim Galloway of the Atlanta Journal Constitution about a conversation he had with Monty Veazey, president of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals. I remember Veazey from my days at the State […]