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School Choice Week and the “Year of Educational Freedom”

School Choice Week is here! We offer a few suggestions for supporters of school choice to make 2022 the “Year of Educational Freedom.”

Friday Facts: January 21, 2022

It’s Friday!  Quotes of note “If you want to see the poor remain poor, generation after generation, just keep the standards low in their schools and make excuses for their academic shortcomings and personal misbehavior. But please don’t congratulate yourself on your compassion.” – Thomas Sowell “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.”  – Mark Twain “Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.” – John Milton On Our Desks We’re hiring! … Continue Reading →

Georgia Ranks High on Freedom, but Has Room to Improve 

This week, the Georgia Bulldogs proved they were No. 1 in college football. But when it comes to ranking freedom in the states, Georgia still has a little room to improve.

Short-Term Rental Regulation: Public Protection or Party Poopers?

By Cindy MorleyInvestigative Journalist for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation Short-term rentals have become an increasingly popular option, across the country and in cities and towns across Georgia, as tourists, travelers and those seeking temporary, budget-friendly accommodations embrace home-sharing platforms such as Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking.com and others. At the same time, these home-sharing platforms – and by extension, the owners of these rental properties –  appear to be increasingly on the radar of municipalities, lawmakers and other interest groups. On the positive side, short-term rentals provide a new and expansive … Continue Reading →

Recent Foundation Publications

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s 2021 publications are listed below by date of publication. Click on a link to read. Sign up here to be added to the Foundation’s media mailing list and receive news releases, commentaries and event updates and invitations.  Click on this link  for a list of publications from 2020. December 20: Foundation Mourns Passing of Johnny Isakson, by Georgia Public Policy Foundation  Current and former Foundation leaders pay tribute to former U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, a longtime friend of the Foundation who died December 19, 2021. … Continue Reading →