School leaders respond to Congressman’s instruction to “up our education system” as Ft. Gordon grows

School leaders respond to Congressman’s instruction to “up our education system” as Ft. Gordon grows

US Congressman Rick urges Augusta area schools to improve as Fort Gordon expands. Representative Rick Allen told NewsChannel 6 Richmond and Columbia County Schools have to provide the kind of education incoming families will be looking for to set their families up for success.

“The biggest challenge we’ve got is we have got to up our education system,” Rep. Rick Allen told NewsChannel 6. “Fairfax County in Virginia has the best school system in the United States of America. They’re number one. How about Richmond and Columbia County being number one and we have the opportunity to do that because we got people coming here that are going to have the students at the level. They’re going to want that type of education.”

You have been hearing about the growth Fort Gordon is generating for years. Representative Allen is now drawing attention to the topic. He says he has met with multiple people looking to move their businesses here and these families will be looking for education.

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