According to a recent study by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government, Georgia's 408 public libraries provided an economic impact of over $170 million annually. The same study found that the state's libraries provided Georgians $562.1 million in social benefits.
The state's teachers are burdened by testing, time demands and unrealistic expectations. Those are among the findings in a report released by the Georgia Department of Education's Teacher Burnout Taskforce.
State School Superintendent Richard Woods convened, and 2022 Georgia Teacher of the Year Cherie Goldman chaired, the task force, which was established to provide feedback on the root causes of teacher burnout and make actionable suggestions for state and local policymakers.