Georgia Public Policy Foundation conducts scholarly research and analysis of state public policy issues:
Civil Discourse, Criminal Justice, Economy, Education, Environment, Free Speech, Government Accountability, Health Care, Legal System, Poverty, Regulation Reform, Taxes and Spending, and Transportation.

Interpreting Graduation Rates: Not as Easy as ABC

The method may be consistent across states, but a “graduate” is not.

Friday Facts: October 4, 2019

Just 18% of U.S. households have enough liquid assets to cover the cost of a new car, The Wall Street Journal reports.   It’s Friday! Events November 15: The agenda is online for the 2019 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum, which features nearly two dozen policy experts and leaders on issues affecting Georgia: education, healthcare, opportunity, regulation and transportation. Registration is $100 for the daylong event on Friday, November 15, at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly. The theme: “Wisdom, Justice, Mobility.” Read about it here; register here. Quotes of note  “In proportion … Continue Reading →

Atlanta Streetcar’s Gone Off the Rails

The Atlanta Streetcar opened over deadline and over budget. Its performance has been astoundingly underwhelming, yet city officials continue to explore expansion.

The Economics of Building a Voucher or ESA Program in Georgia

The political success of vouchers and ESAs hinges on persuading opponents that these programs won’t deprive schools of needed funding for the remaining students.

2019 Legislative Policy Forum Aims to Mobilize Georgia

Since 2010, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation has invited some of the nation’s brightest and best experts to Atlanta to share forward-thinking proposals on ways for Georgia’s legislators and policymakers to tackle challenges the state faces, using practical, limited-government, state-specific approaches.

Through the years, the Foundation’s annual Georgia Legislative Policy Forum has targeted issues as diverse – and sometimes interwoven – as criminal justice, education, healthcare, poverty, privatization, transportation, taxes and the tri-state water wars. Each forum plays on Georgia’s motto of “Wisdom, Justice, Moderation,” and this year is no exception. The theme for the 2019 forum, on November 15 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly, is “Wisdom, Justice, Mobility.”