Liberal filmmaker Davis Guggenheim seems an unlikely advocate for free market-based education reform, but he makes the case for policies that are traditionally part of conservatives’ education reform initiatives.
TRS administers the fund from which teachers in the state’s public schools, many employees of the University System of Georgia, and certain other designated employees in educational-related work environments receive retirement benefits.
The public education establishment routinely argues that school choice programs, where “the money follows the child,” harm students who remain in public schools.
America’s K-12 public education system has experienced tremendous historical growth in employment, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.
A large majority of Georgians support school choice, and nearly all of those support choice for all Georgia students regardless of family income, according to a survey unveiled today at a Georgia Public Policy Foundation event in Macon.
Education is on the verge of a new frontier. Online virtual schools are spreading around the country, and charter schools now account for some 2 million students.
A vast body of research shows educational choice programs improve academic outcomes for students and schools, saves taxpayers money, reduces segregation in schools and improves students’ civic values.
Great Teachers Academy is a micro-school network built on a hub and spoke principle. The "hub" provides all the central administrative services. The "spokes" are teacher lead micro schools that can accommodate between 40 and 160 students.
Acton Academy is a one room, innovative school originally based in Austin Texas. Acton is in year seven of re-imagining education as a private small micro-school.
ESAs (Education Savings Accounts) are like the operating system on an iPhone. ESA's are a platform for ideas in education, similar to the way operating systems act as a platform for the applications on a phone.
Educational scholarship accounts (ESAs, also referred to as educational savings accounts) provide parents who remove their children from public schools with money each year that can be used to pay private school tuition, buy materials for home schooling, pay tutors, or cover a variety of other educational expenses.
K-12 education has been slowly evolving to become more diverse, pluralistic and dynamic. Education scholarship accounts (ESAs, also known as education savings accounts) represent the next step for Georgia to modernize K-12.
There’s enough pie for everyone to have a slice, despite the zero-summers’ protests. Now we have evidence they have it exactly backward: School choice can actually lower public school districts’ costs by more than the amount they stand to lose in funding due to choice programs.
They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The implication is that the first step won’t be the last. That’s the right way to think about House Bill 109, which is intended to address the increasingly worrisome debt for Georgia’s teacher pension system.
Study examine effect of a voucher program on Georgia's county public school districts.
A new governor, a new lieutenant governor, a host of new committee chairs – there are numerous reasons the 2019 legislative session is full of intrigue. Add to them Georgia’s growing political competitiveness, the possibility of a national recession sooner rather than later, and some truly important challenges, and there should be plenty of urgency, too.