The newest economic competitive economic index ranking from the American Legislative Exchange Council has given Georgia a reputable eighth place rank position, up two spots from last year and in the top 20 percent of all states. What would help Georgia improve that ranking to top five or even top of the pack? This article is by Foundation Editor Mike Klein.
GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT May 16, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or firstname.lastname@example.org Education, Education, Education: 3 Upcoming Foundation Events! Atlanta – The world is changing fast, but we seem to be standing still when it comes toaaa
This week’s Louisiana Supreme Court opinion that struck down a school choice funding formula finds the usual suspects who want to prevent families from using their tax-paid dollars to send their children to the schools of their choice. As we saw in Georgia, people who stand opposed to school choice believe the money belongs to them, which is a big brother idea. By Foundation Editor Mike Klein
This idea is almost too obvious: Fix families and you might alleviate pressure on overburdened state justice systems as there might be fewer folks showing up in juvenile and adult criminal courts. Foundation Editor Mike Klein writes about the growing emphasis within the juvenile justice policy sector to emphasize fixing families.
One of the primary architects of the special council recommendations that became the basis for this year’s juvenile justice reform legislation says the primary reason that thousands of juveniles enter the legal system each year is because they come from dysfunctional families. By Foundation Editor Mike Klein
Georgia’s next justice reform priorities will start with expanded digital learning in juvenile sectors and increased focus on transitioning paroled adult inmates back into society with more than a few bucks and a bus ticket. Governor Nathan Deal discussed these priorities during an Atlanta speech on Tuesday, two days before he is scheduled to sign juvenile justice reform legislation. By Foundation Editor Mike Klein
Find out what’s wrong, what’s right and what to do with the three Rs from education entrepreneur Sajan George, founder and CEO of Matchbook Learning, at, “The Future of Education,” a Georgia Public Policy Foundation Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club.
By Mike Klein Governor Nathan Deal on Thursday signed an adult criminal justice reform bill that revises minimum mandatory sentencing laws, expands the state’s right to evidence appeals and creates a new Georgia Criminal Justice Reform Commission that will remainaaa
This week the Georgia Public Policy Foundation formally announced its new Student Outreach Scholarship Program that will enable university students to network with leading conservative policy makers at no charge to the students or to their schools. Foundation Vice President Benita Dodd unveiled the scholarship program at our April 23 telemedicine leadership event. Learn how you can become involved in this Foundation announcement.
The United States government – our federal government – has taken what some might consider an alarming position in the question of whether families that prefer homeschooling can seek asylum here when teaching children at home is considered a crime in their own countries, punishable with prison terms and even having children removed from parental custody. Foundation Senior Fellow Eric Wearne writes about the uncertain future for a Tennessee family who came to America looking for a better education.