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Reading campaign kicks off!

September 3, 2004

Albany-- The new school year is in full swing and the annual reading campaign is off and running too.

Albany State University's drum line performed at Albany Middle School to get students excited about meeting their reading goal of 25 books this year. Also in attendance, Lt. Governor Mark Taylor.

He says politicians need to do more to improve education, "Workforce development starts right here in the K-12 public school system and right now education in Georgia is not where it should be in the political debate, it has dropped from tops in the political debate and that is a big, big mistake."

That goal of 25 books per student is an effort to get students interested in reading literature.

Posted at 7:00 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com

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