AFP-GA Gives ‘Rotten Apple Award’ to DeKalb School Board As Governor Dismisses Six Members

February 27, 2013

ATLANTA — Americans for Prosperity- Georgia will hold a press conference tomorrow, Thursday, February 28, to bestow the dubious honor of the Rotten Apple Award on members of the DeKalb County School Board. Governor Nathan Deal was forced to remove six of ten board members after a report revealed rampant political gamesmanship and fiscal irresponsibility that has contributed to the decline of what used to be a well-functioning district. Members of the media are encouraged to attend TOMORROW at 10:30am in the north wing of the Georgia capitol building.

“I am frustrated and disheartened by the reprehensible conduct of our DeKalb County Board of Education, which forced Governor Deal to act in the best interests of students and remove six of them from their posts,” said AFP-Georgia State Director Virginia Galloway. “Our students are the ones that suffer the most when adults put their own desires ahead of a child’s education.

“As if it weren’t enough that their embarrassing behavior was brought to light, these so-called public servants are mounting legal action to preserve their jobs. These shameful actions have led us to ‘award’ them the Rotten Apple.”

Members of the media and the public are invited to attend the press conferece.

What: AFP-GA DeKalb County School Board Rotten Apple Award Announcement
Date: Thursday, February 28
Time: 10:30am
Where: GA State Capitol North Wing

For questions or comments, contact Virginia Galloway at 770-315-4304 or

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