Only the most elastic imagination could conceive of state Sen. Fran Millar of Dunwoody, a man of direct and sometimes caustic temperament, as a wide-eyed little Dutch boy.
Yet this coming weekend, Millar will head to Athens and try to hold back the educational revolt that threatens to wash over a two-day state GOP convention.
“I’ll get booed. No doubt about it,” he said. “But I’ll be there.”
The talk has been building for months, and not just in Georgia.
On Facebook, on Twitter, and in meetings at schools and churches, the most conservative elements of Republicanism have decided that a (relatively) new set of national educational standards called Common Core is an effort by President Barack Obama and other liberals to federalize education in the United States.