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National Charter Schools Week a Reminder Georgia Has Much to Celebrate, More to Do

By Tony Roberts

As we observe the second National Charter Schools Week since the COVID-19 crisis began, it’s important to reflect on the unique role Georgia’s public charter schools have played in serving communities and ensuring students make academic progress.

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Friday Facts: May 14, 2021

It’s Friday!  Memory Lane Through the years, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation has presented the Freedom Award to  Georgians who have exemplified the principles of private enterprise and personal integrity. The photograph shows the 1995 recipient, Griffin Bell. The first recipient was U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in 1993, two years after the Foundation was established. The most recent was Georgia businessman, philanthropist and motivational speaker Sunny K. Park, in 2020. This year the Foundation celebrates 30 years of Changing Georgia Policy, Changing Georgians’ Lives. Quotes of note “Too … Continue Reading →

Georgia Public Policy Foundation Welcomes Governor Kemp’s Plan to Get Georgia Back to Work

Today, Governor Brian Kemp announced Georgia’s plan to join several other states in ending pandemic-related additional unemployment payments. 

Checking Up On Health: May 10, 2021

Nonprofit vs. for-profit hospitals. Which would you prefer? Do you even know the difference? Let’s test your knowledge. A hospital system’s reports gross earnings of more than $3.3 billion. Its president earned more than $4.8 million. For-profit or non-profit? In fact, it’s Northside Hospital, a nonprofit hospital whose IRS 990 form from 2017 notes: “In furtherance of its charitable mission, Northside invested in the continued growth, expansion, and increased access to these vital program services.” Let’s look at another. This hospital reported gross earnings of $1.3 billion and paid its … 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 2020 publications. April 23, 2021: Auto Insurance Provides a Model for Health Insurance Reform, by Ron Bachman April 16, 2021: Tesla & Nikola: A 21st-Century Fairy Tale, by Dave Emanuel Although battery-powered electric vehicles have no tailpipes, they emit CO2 … Continue Reading →