Interview with John C. Foster, August 25, 2008

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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John Charles Foster was elected to the Georgia Senate as a Democrat in 1974. He served as chairman of the Education Committee during his entire tenure in the senate. Under Governor Joe Frank Harris, Foster sponsored the Quality Basic Education Act for the equal funding of both urban and rural schools. Foster comments on his experience as a state Senator, extensively discussing education policy and politics from the local to the national level (including No Child Left Behind, testing as an evaluative tool, vouchers, and pre-k programs). Foster discusses his interactions with other legislators, Democratic party politics, and politicians' relationships with minorities and labor unions.







John C. Foster and Bob Short, “Interview with John C. Foster, August 25, 2008,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed September 26, 2020,