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A MESSAGE FROM THE HOWARDS
IN THE NEWS
Atlanta school board members oppose bill banning critical race theory
January 18, 2022
Cobb County Board of Education member Jaha Howard tells Axios that it was also troubling to see Gov. Brian Kemp support legislation that “adds so much red tape and bureaucracy.”
Georgia school boards respond to federal plan to investigate threats
October 7, 2021
“The rise of aggressive behavior toward school board members further undermines the already fragile trust between the people and the government,” Howard said.
Cobb school board member Jaha Howard runs for state superintendent
January 24, 2022
“I’m excited about this first phase of the campaign that’s centered on actively listening to educators and families before we finalize our platform,” he said to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday.
My Kids’ School Won’t Reinstate Masks Despite a Recent Surge in COVID Cases. Here’s What I Chose to Do.
August 12, 2021
“You have a good number of parents who fundamentally would like to see less people getting infected and less people getting into the hospital, and they’re willing to do what needs to be done so that people don’t get sick,” Howard told me.
New Chair, No More COVID-19 Contact Tracing After Tense Cobb School Board Meeting
January 7, 2022
“Tre’ would review an accreditation report before steamrolling a contract through, not afterward. Tre’ believes that we should not allow local newspapers to have an accreditation report before the Board of Education does,” Howard said.
Partisan War Over Teaching History and Racism Stokes Tensions in US Schools
June 23, 2021
In Georgia's Cobb County, a member of the school board who abstained from voting on the CRT resolution, Jaha Howard, said he is worried teachers are “going to have to operate under a banner of fear" and will hesitate to talk about race issues or dark parts of U.S. history.