Celebrating 45 Years of Teacher Freedom in Georgia

Kudos to our friends of Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE), for providing the Peach State’s teachers with 45 years of professional association.   One of the first nonunion independent teacher groups in the country, PAGE shares a birth year with CEAFU.  Their work providing Georgia educators with a choice for professional association has led PAGE to hold the largest membership numbers of all Georgia teacher groups.

In his article, “Turning a new PAGE” Roger Hines relates PAGE’s history and growth on mjdonline.

With the help of my wife, our kitchen table, and Star Printing in the city of Acworth, I was privileged to be in on the early life of an idea. While not present at its birth in 1975, Nancy and I labored energetically to nurse the idea along by producing its newspaper, PAGE ONE, during the 1977-78 school year.

Neither Nancy nor I have had a single course in journalism. It helped that at the time, I subscribed to seven newspapers which I intently read and studied. To keep PAGE ONE going, I secured articles from others who were also nursing the idea and always added one of my own since I was the editor. I laugh to think that my name appeared by the word, “editor,” but when you believe in something, you’ll pitch in and do whatever you’re asked to do.