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Georgia Public Education Has Become a One-Way Street

By James P. Kelly and Benjamin Scafidi Unless and until the Georgia Constitution is amended, the era of direct or indirect state control over public K-12 education is over. For decades, the state has invested billions of dollars in local public schools. In doing so, the state assumed that the State Board of Education and local public school boards were partners under the Georgia Constitution for providing the adequate public education to citizens required under the Constitution. To render that partnership an effective one, through the years, the legislature has enacted laws, and the state school board has promulgated rulings and regulations, that mandated certain programs and policies at the local school district level. Along the way, the legislature passed… View Article

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is our state’s leading organization promoting government transparency. The Secretary of State’s office shares the Foundation’s commitment to transparency and responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars, which is why our agency was the first in Georgia to publish its budget and spending data on a public transparency website.

Karen Handel, Georgia Secretary of State more quotes