In response to the many comments of teachers, the AJC education team is going to look at two issues in the next few weeks: How budget cuts will affect the classroom and whether non-renewals are on the rise as systems look to cut costs.
So, the reporters are looking for teachers and other school employees willing to discuss the implications of metro Atlanta school budget cuts and teacher contract non-renewals. They’d also like to talk to recently retired school personnel. Please contact education assignment editor Angela Tuck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As is always the case, the AJC prefers folks who will go on record with their experiences and comments. However, I am sure that Angela would like to hear from a range of folks, so please consider contacting her even to provide background.
By the way, Angela is now directing education coverage so feel free to send her suggestions. I have talked to her about the strong concerns of Get Schooled bloggers about the new math curriculum, so feel free to send her a note about that. I know that a reporter had been working on that issue, but the budget crisis pushed everything else aside.
I work for the Opinion/Insight team so Angela is not my editor, but we are longtime colleagues and talk a lot about education and education news. She is very open to ideas.