GAE Statement on State Seeking Testing Waivers

For Immediate Release
June 18, 2020

ATLANTA --  "The Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) fully agrees with Governor Kemp and Superintendent Woods in their seeking a waiver of the 20-21 Georgia Milestones test," said GAE President Charlotte Booker.  "GAE feels this is the correct course of action to take with the unprecedented uncertainty facing our schools for this coming school year.  We also realize that should the waiver be granted, there will be funds available.  We ask legislators to reinvest those savings to help shore up other COVID-related education cuts such as school counselors and nurses."