With the treasury’s economic flood gates being wide open, are we looking at changing times in education?
The state of Georgia is poised to receive the first package of economic stimulus money for public schools. Of course these are frightening times as well. How is the state of Georgia going to spend this money? As we all know, even grown, adult politicians can act like kids in a candy store when stuck with a surplus of cash!
However, Governor Sonny Perdue is coming through with the voice of reason…
“Perdue suggests the money could be spent on several programs already being discussed in Georgia, including one to pay math and science teachers more as a way to recruit more qualified people to the two subjects.”
-Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 30th, 2009
From the perspective of a prospective teacher or one who is considering advancing their career within education, these are fairly exciting times.
Right now, public education will be in possession of two things they have had little of over the past 8 or so years… funding and common sense.
For prospective and experienced teachers, now might be the time to learn more about teaching degrees and master’s degree programs in education. As connections between public education and maintaining the American quality of life become more apparent, the teaching profession should see some major advancement!
You can learn more about the Economic Recovery Act of 2009 here.