In an effort to boost Georgia students’ exposure to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses, state officials welcomed 60 new Woodrow Wilson Fellows on Wednesday. The group will begin working in classrooms in the fall.
Gov. Nathan Deal told the honorees at a ceremony that high quality teachers are the key to keeping kids in class and out of prison.
“Those individuals who are now costing the taxpayers of Georgia about $19,000 a year to keep them incarcerated, their most common characteristic is they dropped out of school,” Deal said.