eyeswideopen 2 years, 6 months ago on Dougherty poverty rate highest in state

There needs to be serious work done by the county and city leaders to correct this. The high school dropout rate is too high and we continue to miss key performance indicators. That the county commission chair would not have been "shocked" at a poverty rate of 29% -30% is telling. With this report the commission needs to immediately develop and roll out a plan to reverse this trend over the next five years. Though I myself am black, I find it hard to disagree with the Dr. Batchel's findings.