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For Millions, Healthcare Waivers Offer Hope

Georgians received a dose of good news Thursday, as Gov. Brian Kemp announced federal approval of his plans to increase healthcare access and affordability.

To the Georgia State Schools Superintendent, from a Georgia Public Schools Graduate

By: Kyle Wingfield To: Richard Woods, State Schools SuperintendentFrom: A Georgia public schools graduate, parent and observerRe: Standardized testing Dear Mr. Woods, Last month, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made clear she wouldn’t waive federal testing requirements as you’d requested. You responded by railing against “high stakes testing” and proposing in its place no-stakes testing. The state Board of Education, however, rejected your proposal. Now you’re seeking public comment on the board’s compromise plan to make the tests worth half as much as usual. As your public-comment portal does not … Continue Reading →

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Friday Facts: October 16, 2020

It’s Friday!  Quotes of Note “The liberties protected by the Constitution are not fair-weather freedoms – in place when times are good but able to be cast aside in times of trouble. There is no question that this Country has faced, and will face, emergencies of every sort. But the solution to a national crisis can never be permitted to supersede the commitment to individual liberty that stands as the foundation of the American experiment.” – William S. Stickland IV, U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania … Continue Reading →

Guide to The Issues 2020 Offers Innovation for Georgia

Proposing market-based solutions to the state’s issues is always integral to the Foundation’s mission; given the lasting effects of the pandemic, it has become even more essential.

Recent Foundation Publications

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s 2020 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. September 25: Parents, the Pandemic and School Choice, By Benita M. Dodd. The need for transparency now is overwhelming. Even more important now is to seize the momentum for education choice for the families who find their public school is not serving the needs of their child. September 18: The … Continue Reading →