9 Questions for Georgia’s State School Superintendent Candidates

BY - October 17, 2018

Georgia State School Superintendent Candidate Election 2018
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Though the governor and state lawmakers have reduced the power of the elected official who oversees Georgia’s K-12 public education system, the superintendent role is still an important position. Do Georgia schools test too much or too little? Do schools get enough funding to provide the education children need? Is the curriculum sufficient for a changing world? The superintendent helps decide these issues. Below, our 9 questions for each candidate and their responses, which have been edited for length and clarity.

  1. Otha Thornton (D)
  2. Richard Woods (R)