Atlanta – Governor Nathan Deal’s Opportunity School District proposal was outdone by the National Education Association’s nearly $5 million opposition campaign and outvoted 60-40 percent on November 8.
Still, this state can’t afford to leave 68,000 children out to dry in “chronically failing schools.”
What next? Find out at, “Saving Our Students: Georgia’s Education Policy Options,” the final Leadership Breakfast of 2016 hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, at 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 8 at Cobb County’s Georgian Club.
The speakers are (outgoing) Rep. Mike Dudgeon, a member of the Education Reform Commission, which released its recommendations in December 2015, and Erin Hames, a former teacher, former Chief of Staff at the Georgia Department of Education, and Governor Deal’s chief policy advisor until leaving to become President of ReformEd in September 2015.
This Leadership Breakfast, which is open to the public, is $30 to attend. Register online here by Tuesday, December 6, 2016, or make your check out to Georgia Public Policy Foundation and mail to 3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 214, Atlanta GA 30339.
(Difficulty registering? Contact email@example.com or call Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050. Media interested in attending must contact Benita Dodd.)
What: “Saving Our Students: Georgia’s Education Policy Options,” a Leadership Breakfast
Who: Mike Dudgeon and Erin Hames
When: 8 a.m. Thursday, December 8, 2016 (Registration, networking begin at 7:30 a.m.)
Where: Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta GA 30339
Attire: Business, business casual
Refund policy: Refunds provided upon request for registrations canceled before an event’s deadline.
About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: The Foundation, which celebrates 25 years in Georgia in 2016, is an independent, state-focused think tank that proposes market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. Visit our Web site at georgiapolicy.org.
As an employer, and a parent and a graduate of Georgia public schools, I am pleased that the Foundation has undertaken this project. (The report card) provides an excellent tool for parents and educators to objectively evaluate our public high schools. It will further serve a useful purpose as a benchmark for the future to measure our schools’ progress.