State Rep. David Wilkerson, D-Austell, shared an e-mail that he sent to the Cobb County Board of Education.
With his permission, I am posting it here:
Dear Board Members,
Good evening. I have had the opportunity to interact with each of you in one way or another over the last several years. Several months ago, I made a decision to stay out of the recent calendar issue. However, at this point I am concerned as a parent, a taxpayer, and a legislator.
I am concerned because my children attend our Cobb schools and this continued bickering does nothing for academic achievement from what I can see. I am concerned because the Legislature has already shown a willingness to try and solve local issues when local boards have the appearance of not being able to solve their own challenges. I do not want my colleagues in Atlanta telling us how to educate our children and run our board.
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