Georgia Charter School Handbook

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Technical Assistance section of the Charter School Resource Center has been developed to provide in-depth information about charter school operations in Georgia under six main topics: Mission Statements; Curriculum; Finances and Facilities; Accountability and Assessment; Governance and Leadership;…

Dealing More Effectively with Juvenile Crime

By John G. Malcolm Georgia’s juvenile justice system needs reform. The system is failing the citizens of Georgia and, ironically, the juveniles it is supposed to “rehabilitate.” The whole system is premised on by-gone days when children did not engage…

Commentary: Clearing the Air on Saving Americans' Lives

By R. Harold Brown

Did you know that America’s cleaner air has saved more than 2.5 million lives over 20 years? It was news to me, but it must be true: It’s reported on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Web site.…

What if the Exchanges Are Not Ready on Time?

One of the worst mistakes the federal government makes is the tendency to try to reinvent systems the private sector has already invented.

Here's Why You Should Worry About the Affordable Care Act

All eyes have been focused on the functionality of the HealthCare.gov website — or the lack thereof — since its launch October 1. But another rolling disaster is underway that is much more significant: Despite the president’s assurances to the contrary, virtually everyone — not just the 15 million Americans with individual policies — will feel the brunt of Obamacare’s sweeping changes. By Grace-Marie Turner, President, Galen Institute

Ten Obamacare Predictions for 2014

To kick off 2014, Kathleen Sebelius is reportedly papering the country with op-eds about the wonders of the “Affordable” Care Act. But her PR campaign aside, things will continue to deteriorate for Obamacare in 2014. By Grace-Marie Turner, President, the Galen Institute.

Medicaid Expansion: Hand Up or Handcuff?

The key question is: Is Medicaid expansion beyond the poverty level a "hand up" or a "handcuff?"

An Unhealthy Obsession with Climate Change

By Harold Brown

Harold Brown, Senior Fellow, Georgia Public Policy Foundation

On June 1 came the encouraging news that President Trump has decided the United States will exit the U.N. Paris climate agreement. The agreement imposes huge burdens while producing…

Why Our High School Graduates Should Take a Citizenship Test

By Sunny Park

As an immigrant, I have personally learned and benefited from the tremendous value of this great country, the United States of America. I think it can be summarized as follows:

• Freedom — A people willing to die to…

Pro-Growth Tax Reform in Georgia: Claims vs. Reality

The Georgia Senate voted Wednesday to approve a pro-growth tax reform that would reduce Georgia’s marginal personal income tax rate, the first change since the rate was implemented in 1937. Final passage depends on the House agreeing to the Senate’s…

Commentary: Slow-Growth Plans and Regulations Lose the Way for San Jose

By Randal O’Toole

California is a garden of Eden, A paradise to live in or see; But believe it or not, you won’t find it so hot If you ain’t got the do re mi. – Woody Guthrie

California’s scenic…

Return Insurance Regulation to the States

Let's reawaken the constitutional idea of federalism.

Whither Your Weather Depends on Station Location

By Benita M. Dodd

For years, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International and Chicago’s O’Hare airports have competed for the title of nation’s busiest airport. Last year, Atlanta won. As the official temperature stations for their respective cities, however, it seems the two airports…

Michael Horn: Up Close in South Korea and Vietnam Classrooms

Michael Horn recently traveled for one month through South Korea and Vietnam to closely examine their public and private education systems. This article was created for the Georgia Public Public Foundation. Horn is co-founder and Education Executive Editor at the Clayton Christensen Institute.

African-American Voters Inspired by School Choice

One of the most striking results of the vote on Amendment 1, which was approved by Georgia voters on Tuesday and creates an independent commission to authorize public charter schools in the state, is the absolutely extraordinary level of support received from African-American voters.

Education Choice Issues Meet Silence of the Left

The topic du jour on the left these days is inequality. But why does the left care about inequality?

The Humanity of Herbert Hoover: A Character of Caring

"In all the history of human suffering I know of … no accomplishment which in terms of magnitude and generosity can be compared to the relief that you have actually accomplished.”

Checking Up On Health: August 26, 2014

Insect sting allergies, home versus hospital births, why your teen sleeps in and more.

The Great EPA Ozone-Asthma Caper

The projected benefits of the proposed new, stricter ozone standard appear small and contrary

Patient Safety is the Important Issue

By Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald

As medical malpractice reform is debated in the General Assembly, it is critical to keep in focus that the way we handle medical mistakes must ultimately protect patients and improve their care.

The current system is not doing…