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Superintendent wants to field trip school system to Atlanta

The Dougherty County School Superintendent wants to take the entire student body, all 16,000 students, on a field trip to Atlanta.

It would be incredibly costly at a time when the system continues to deal with state budget cuts,  but Dr. Joshua Murfree says the trip could be paid for through donations.

He proposes a huge convoy to take students, teachers, and chaperones to the Georgia Dome, Centennial Park, the World of Coke, and other Atlanta sites.

Murfree says he wants to open the eyes of students who have never been to Atlanta or even been on an elevator.

I want them to get away from these "never have done somethings." I want these young people to be exposed to as much as possible. And that's going to help them. That's the key to education. That's the key to intelligence," said Dr. Murfree.

Dr. Murfree says the educational tour is still in the early planning stage.

He's working with colleagues and business owners in Atlanta to see if they can help put it together, and hopes to get the entire community involved.

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