Republicans’ emphasis on education high-risk, high reward

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in April signed a slew of legislation focused on education, scoring himself and Republicans allies a win heading into elections.

Georgia Republicans’ focus on educational legislation looks to replicate the successful gubernatorial campaign of Virginia’s Glenn Youngkin. But while classrooms have been the heart of the political debate in the past months, the impact remains to be seen on the future of Georgia’s classrooms or this year’s political races.

“I think a lot of this is being driven by the Virginia experience,” said Charles Bullock, professor of political science at the University of Georgia. “It was something of an upset, and I think most people looking at it would say a major factor in his success revolved around educational issues.”

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