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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 Foundation should take a lot of pride in your influence on Georgia governmental policy over the past several years. If you look back on several things that you were crying in the wilderness about several years ago, you will find that Governor Miller adopted them…your influence and your pressure on that process has been a major factor in governmental policy in Georgia. You should be congratulated.

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