Georgia is ranked 49th of the 50 states in SAT scores (pdf).
The Governor of Georgia, Sunny Perdue, is concerned about fuel shortages despite the fact that gas supplies were moving freely through pipelines that serve Georgia. He was "anticipating problems" and wanting to head them off. so what is the Governor's solution? Where is the first place he looks to for conservation? Car pooling? Avoid unneccery shipments? Curtail non-essential state travel and ask business to do the same?
He has asked the schools to close for two days. I guess he figured the schools were the least important function in the state, since after all, they really couldn't do much worse, and car pooling is such an inconvenience.
Gdub, the education president, praised the governor for showing decisive leadership, as he heads out on Air Force One for his 7th hurricane photo op. After all, nothing speeds the clean-up process like a presidential motorcade and 747s with accompanying press planes, helicopters and chase jets don't use up much fuel.