Albany - The former head of the Georgia lottery says the state doesn't have to raise the standards for HOPE recipients to keep the program going. Rebecca Paul, who now runs Tennessee's lottery, says Georgia needs to adopt a uniform grading system for students.
"A "B" at one Georgia school may not be a "B" at another school. Making the grading system fair and uniform is very important," said Paul. HOPE is running out of money, so the Governor proposes using SAT scores to qualify for HOPE.