Approximately 70 percent of Georgia's inmates don't have a high school diploma. If their lack of an education is not addressed during their incarceration, when they re-enter society they have a felony on their record but no job skills on their résumé. An ex-con with no hope of gainful employment is a danger to everyone. This is why we're working to help get these individuals into a job. Our prisons have always been schools. In the past, the inmates have learned how to become better criminals.
RSD schools need to be comprehensively and regularly audited, and that audit must reconciling state-level testing and graduation data with data from outside agencies such as ACT. Otherwise, the state can just produce whatever it wants by way of high-stakes data and slap an official label on it unchecked.