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Teachers pleased with Governor's education promises

January 11, 2007

Albany-  Dougherty County teachers are pleased with Governor Sonny Perdue's commitment of more than a billion dollars to education in the Peach State.

Teachers were critical of the Governor last year when the state cut state employee benefits. Now, teachers say they're happy with the Governor's initiative which include a salary increase and programs like graduation counselors in middle schools that directly benefit the students.

"He is heading in the right direction when it comes to education, we are receiving a three percent increase in pay, however most of his initiatives are towards the students and, as we all know, the students are the number one priority," said Evangela Dawsey Jones, Dougherty County Schools, Teacher of the Year.

Jones applauded the Governor's proposal for an online tutoring program for student after school and on the weekends.

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