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By Eric Wearne Eric Wearne, Senior Fellow, Georgia Public Policy Foundation A kindergarten teacher in middle Georgia has earned $213,000 over the past three months.  No, Houston County has not started the largest bonus pay program ever.  No, this is not a scandal.  And no, this is not a trick; she didn’t win the lottery or even change jobs.  The teacher, Deanna Jump, earned that money through her own creative efforts, and through a new educational market in which teachers can sell lesson plans to each other online. According to Businessweek, “Deanna Jump is not a trust fund baby. She never married into money and she has never won the lottery. But in the past year-and-a-half, the 43-year-old kindergarten… View Article

I wanted to publicly say how much I appreciate Georgia Public Policy Foundation.  For those of you that will be entering the Legislature or are relatively new you may not quite yet appreciate how much we rely on Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s research and work.  As you know we’re a citizen’s legislature.  We have very little staff. They have been an invaluable, invaluable resource to us.  To put this [Forum] on and the regular programs that they do throughout the year make us better at what we do. (At the 2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum.)

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