Georgia Charter School Handbook


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;…

Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling Exemplifies Best of Capitalism

It is a popular theme these days to bash capitalism and idea creators as if their abilities to improve their own status somehow harms someone else. This article by University of Georgia economist Jeffrey Dorfman explains why those who bash capitalism and idea creators fail to make their case, with a nod to "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling.

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.

Return Insurance Regulation to the States

Let's reawaken the constitutional idea of federalism.

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…

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?

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.

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…

Puerto Rico’s Steady Decline to ‘Puerto Pobre’ Began Long Before Maria

Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria, but he physical, economic and social destruction caused by Maria followed economic and demographic problems that began long before the hurricane hit.

Teachers Unions, Faulty Economics and School Choice

Opponents of school choice are not worried about children

Give Prisoners a Second Chance

By Gerard Robinson and Elizabeth English

On October 12, 29 prisoners and 45 Baltimore-area experts in criminal justice congregated in the Jessup Correctional Institution library. Most were members of the University of Baltimore community or other academics. All were eager to…

Auto dealership regulations unfair to competition and consumers

By Morgan Smith

Trudging from dealership to dealership to kick the tires on the new car you’re thinking about buying is nothing new for Georgians. Even in the facilitating age of the Internet, the Georgian whose heart is set on that…

Jeffrey Dorfman: Ten Economic Truths Liberals Need to Learn

Today's political climate is highly partisan. Debates are full of personal attacks, harsh words and complete disagreements. With that in mind, here are ten economic facts that liberals need to learn. By University of Georgia applied economics professor Jeffrey Dorfman.

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…

What Georgia Should Do About Certificate of Need

By Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald

Good medical coverage is affected by three components: cost, quality and availability. The true purpose of government in assuring that Georgians have good medical care is to oversee quality through the licensing process and guarantee…

Congress Works to Dismantle and Defund ObamaCare

Facing a presidential veto pen blocking repeal of ObamaCare, the House is working to defund, dismantle, and delay implementation of the unpopular health overhaul law to avert at least some of its damage in the near term. The Fiscal Cliff deal chipped away at ObamaCare, eliminating one of its programs completely and cutting funding for another. Galen Institute President Grace-Marie Turner discusses the growing resistance to the federal health care reform law both inside and beyond Washington.

Fault Feds, not Atlanta, for Lanier’s Woes

By Chick Krautler

Today, Lake Lanier is more than 13 feet below its full pool and nearly 10 feet lower than it was this time last year. The state climatologist sees the next few weeks as critical in determining the extent…