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State school superintendent forum Thursday

    nancyjesterNancy Jester is one of the state school superintendent candidates to speaking at this Thursday's forum.

     The Pickens County Retired Educators Association will host a forum for all state school superintendent candidates March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Chattahoochee Technical College.

    Jesse Hunter, who is coordinating the event for the local retired educators, said the candidates will address broad issues that affect all students in Georgia. They will both answer questions posed by moderator State Rep. Rick Jasperse and questions from the floor.
    “[The goal of the forum] is exposing these people to the people of Pickens County,” Hunter said.
    Common Core curriculum will likely be one of the top subjects discussed; weapons carried by teachers on school grounds, standardized testing and finances for local systems will be also likely take center state.
    Candidates from the Republican ranks, Allen Fort, Ashley Bell, Kira Willis, Mike Buck and Nancy Jester, have confirmed they will attend along with Democrat Jurita Mays who indicated she was likely to be there.
    Hunter said this is a really good selection of the candidates in the race.
    The public is invited to attend the free event and the retired educators especially encourage local teachers and school administrators to come
    This is the first political forum hosted by the local retired educators.
    Hunter said the impetus came at a group meeting in December when Rep. Jasperse was the speaker and he suggested they hold a forum with the state superintendent candidates.

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