I like Kathy “With a K” Cox. I don’t know her well; she is not the type to call and chat. Neither am I. And most of our conversations over the years came in response to bad news on Georgia’s education front. With each new round of scores or studies, I would make the call to the Department of Education and ask for a comment.
“What does Kathy think about the stagnant SAT scores?” “Why aren’t our NAEP scores in reading improving?” “Why isn’t Kathy challenging the cuts to education by the Legislature?”
On her last day as school superintendent, I want to talk about why I like Cox.
I like her because she met my three criteria for a decent elected official. She was honest. I never feared that she would scrape the gold off the Gold Dome to pay for plastic surgery. I couldn’t say that about her predecessor and current state prison inmate Linda Schrenko, who would have rented a crane, strapped on a harness and started chiseling if it weren’t easier for her just to steal the money