Last month, Republican Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed the First Priority Act, his latest plan to improve the performance of chronically-struggling schools in the state. The measure offers state resources and assistance to those schools — many of which are in the Atlanta area — but it also raises some questions about how it will work, and who will pay for it.
WABE education reporter Martha Dalton moderates a WABE town hall at the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta on the evening of May 16. On "Morning Edition," Dalton outlined the key provisions of the new law — and some of the questions about it — in a conversation with Denis O'Hayer.