Will “Got HOPE?” be rallying cry for Georgia Democrats in 2012?

I just saw this on Maureen Downey’s Get Schooled blog. It’s the work of Atlanta political consultant Jan Selman, and it previews what will probably be Georgiae Democrats’ big issue in next year’s elections. Will “Got HOPE?” fly? With hundreds of thousands of families facing tuition hikes and lower scholarship amounts, I’m thinking Yes.

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Georgia Colleges is published and edited by Jonathan Grant, an Atlanta-based author whose works include the award-winning The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia (University of Georgia Press). He is currently developing a guidebook to Georgia colleges for parents, students, and educators.

Grant graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English. He is a former newspaper reporter, editor, and bureau chief with The Macon Telegraph and served as a Georgia state government spokesman for several years.

He lives in suburban Atlanta with his wife, Judy, and two children–a college freshman and a high school senior. Actively involved in community affairs, he has served as a PTA president, a local school council member, and as a soccer coach for twelve seasons.