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Isakson gets feedback on education reform

August 11, 2005

Albany- A U.S. Senator visited an Albany school Thursday to hear directly from the people most affected by federal education reform.

At Alice Coachman Elementary School, Senator Johnny Isakson, (R)-Georgia, met with teachers, principals and parents to see what they think about what's going on in schools, especially where No Child Left Behind is concerned. Isakson is on the Senate education committee.

He says Congress wants to make sure programs, like Title 1 that helps schools that serve low-income families, are well-funded.

"That's really where the federal government's role in education is," he said. "Albany has a significant number of title 1 students and title 1 schools and they are doing a good job in that area and we're trying to help them do even better."

Isakson also visited Valdosta, Moultrie and Camilla Thursday to talk to leaders about projects in those areas.

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