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Ga. School Superintendent Denies Tensions With Deal

Mar 15, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal has said his top priority this year is to address struggling schools. That's what House Bill 338 aims to do. The plan creates a "Chief Turnaround Officer" to oversee low-performing schools. But there's disagreement on who that person should report to.

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The bill calls for the person in that new position to report to the state board of education.

But some say the state superintendent should be responsible. That's also what current state superintendent Richard Woods thinks. 

Some media have reported the difference of opinion has created a strain between the governor and superintendent.

WABE "Morning Edition" host Denis O'Hayer sat down with Woods to talk about the bill, and the reported tension between Gov. Deal and himself.