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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

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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