Tag: Georgia Public Policy Foundatiion

Legislation that would ask voters to decide whether the state or local boards of education should be able to authorize start-up charter schools moved out of the House education committee Thursday by a 15-to-6 vote.  The next stop is an uncertain future before the full House where it needs two-thirds approval by members voting on the question.  With 180 members, the magic number is 120. Thursday’s committee vote approved a constitutional amendment ballot question that asks voters to reinstate an alternate authorizer for start-up charter schools; in this case, the state itself.  The state had the authority under a charter schools commission created by the 2008 Legislature.  But several local school boards sued and the Supreme Court overturned the commission… View Article

Thank you for the great work that the Public Policy Foundation is doing across our state setting a wonderful example. I first ran for the Senate in 1994, and the Foundation was that resource I called upon to be a great help to me as we were articulating positions and formulating public policy initiatives. We appreciate very much your leadership and all that you stand for.

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