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19 September 2008

Deborah Honeycutt Accuses David Scott Of Being Missing In Action

13th district Republican Deborah Honeycutt has gone on the attack accusing her November opponent, U.S. Congressman David Scott (D - Georgia), of being a flawed and inept leader.

"When the voters in the 13th Congressional District needed [Congressman]Scott, he was missing in action," Honeycutt said.

Honeycutt went on to say that Scott had failed to use his influence as a member of Congress to assist students in the Clayton County School System. However, a new report from the Clayton News Daily seems to contradict Honeycutt's claims.

U.S. Congressman David Scott (D-Ga.) is pleading with college admissions counselors everywhere to overlook the Clayton County school system's recent accreditation loss during acceptance considerations for graduating seniors.

"Let me be clear: The loss of accreditation was not due to curricular deficiencies within the school system, but by the actions of members of the Clayton County Board of Education over the past several years," Scott wrote in an op-ed piece appearing in the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officials newsletter. "Plagued by ethics violations, micromanagement and squabbling, the school board was often composed of individuals who placed their interests ahead of the students and families they represented as elected officials."
[Source: Clayton News Daily, "College admission problems ahead for Clayton pupils", September 19, 2008]

Unfortunately for Clayton County students, Florida's eleven public colleges and universities won't admit students who graduated from an unaccredited school system [Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution, "11 Florida universities won’t take Clayton County grads", September 19, 2008].

Still, contrary to what Deborah Honeycutt may believe, Clayton County's Congressman, David Scott, is not missing in action. Congressman Scott is busy doing his job; fighting for the students in the struggling Clayton school system to be able to attend the college of their choice.