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Educators could decide GA gubernatorial race

CHATTANOOGA (Times Free Press)-- Some educators say Georgia's gubernatorial race could be a choice between the devil they know and the devil they don't.

"I think it's a lesser of evils for a lot of people in the teaching profession," said Dean Donehoo, Murray County Schools administrative services director and a former history teacher.

Educators and experts say Democrat Roy Barnes infuriated teachers when he eliminated tenure while he was governor from 1999 to 2002. Former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, a North Georgia Republican, is relatively unknown at the state level and his education platform lacks detail, some say.

The two go up against each other in the Nov. 2 general election.

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