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;…

Electric Drive: The Standard for the 21st Century

By John Wilson Global technology, environmental, and transportation trends are moving quickly toward a revolution in vehicles. The revolution can be seen as close as Centennial Olympic Park, the parking decks at Lenox Square, or the streets of…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

Teachers Unions, Faulty Economics and School Choice

Opponents of school choice are not worried about children

Georgia can lead the nation in transforming health and health care

By Newt Gingrich

The nation’s health-care crisis has infected every state including Georgia, where acute symptoms have appeared. Nine percent of Georgians have spent an entire year uninsured, according to the Georgia Department of Community Health’s Georgia Healthcare Coverage Project, while 1.3…

The Ethanol Scramble

When it comes to government mandates, ethanol proves, "it's complicated."

Privatization of Hartsfield International Airport

By Lowell Evjen

Hartsfield International Airport is considered by many to be Atlanta’s most prized public possession and the economic engine that propelled her to prominence as the capital city of the “New South”. Atlanta’s need for funding to…

A Shore Uncertainty: Rising Seas, Geologic Faults

Hurricane Sandy has been described as a harbinger of what comes with rising seas: the inundation of coastal cities, devastating storm surges, destruction of coastal wetlands and abandonment of land. The story is simple: Glaciers melt and oceans warm, causing seas to rise.

Full Speed Ahead: Widening the Pathway to College and Career Success


Full Speed Ahead: Widening the Pathway to College and Career Success

By Dean Alford

Our "flat" world is a global economy in which other nations race to surpass American dominance in every area, including higher education. The c...

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?

Checking Up On Health: March 17, 2015

Inoculation, immunization, vaccination: What's the difference?

Acid Rain Cleans Up Its Act

Over the decades it's become clear that an environmental crisis is the media's baby; environmental progress is an orphan.

'Guide to the Issues' Offers Georgia-focused Solutions

By Benita Dodd


The media hype surrounding the political parties’ national conventions spotlights the enormous discord created by personalities and politics as the presidential election approaches. Getting short shrift amid slogans and the scramble for dollars and votes…