Could Cities Learn Something from Atlanta’s Mayor?

  Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has faced her fair share of criticism during her tenure as Atlanta’s chief executive, including her decision to cancel Atlanta’s beloved Peach Drop last New Year’s Eve. Even so, she’s also taken some laudable steps that deserve praise...

Let’s Seek Standardized Teacher Preparation

  It is time that we look more closely at how we train teachers. If we have committed to the idea of using standardized testing to measure student success, then we also need to commit to the idea of standardized preparation and training for our teachers. The...

Why Proposed Hate Crimes Act Does Not Pass Go

  With renewed interest to pass a hate crimes law, lawmakers urgently claim pending Georgia House Bill 426, the Georgia Hate Crimes Act, would fill the void. The Peach State’s former hate crime statute was struck down in 2004, leaving Georgia one of few remaining...

Gang Charging: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

  In an exclusive to InsiderAdvantage the Georgia Gang Investigators Association (GGIA) released its 2019 county-by-county summary of criminal arrest warrant numbers under Code Section 16-15-4. That is the charging section of Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and...

Even with COVID-19, a great day to be alive

  “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive.” That song by Georgian Travis Tritt has the power of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” but is an optimistic view of life verses Springsteen’s pessimistic view of America. Tritt recognizes there are hard times, but even in the...

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