On Second Thought For Friday, July 29, 2016

Jul 29, 2016

The Georgia Department of Education just released its second year of Georgia Milestones test scores. While there were improvements, some students had trouble just taking the test. We talk with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Maureen Downey, who writes the “Get Schooled” blog, on what the results show and whether the tests are the best way to measure how well students are learning.

We add two more songs to our essential Georgia Playlist. Atlanta jazz singer Gwen Hughes chooses hits from Johnny Mercer and Otis Redding. Then, the Breakroom gang looks back on the week’s news, including the end of VCRs, upskirting, and gator hunting in Georgia.

 

The Breakroom returns and talks about the social pressures of drinking Starbucks, taking a break from the headlines, and growing marijuana in Georgia.