Good morning from the 2011 National Charter Schools Conference at the World Congress Center in Atlanta. Former President Bill Clinton will deliver the morning keynote address to some 4,000 conference attendees. The 42nd President pushed charter schools development during his eight-year administration, increasing them from virtually none to more than 2,000.
Meanwhile, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation has learned Governor Nathan Deal, state schools Superintendent John Barge, legislators and several influential business leaders will meet with a representative from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today to discuss Georgia education reform and potentially, financial assistance for the former state commission charter schools.
Topic Number One in Georgia is the fallout from last month’s state Supreme Court decision that overturned the…