A free and competitive marketplace of education choices that rewards innovation, efficiency and quality, one in which the funding follows the child, will provide families with the education that best meets their child’s needs. Priorities should include student-centered education, public charter schools, special-needs scholarships, tuition tax credit scholarships, online learning environments and a focus on high-school diplomas in the corrections system.

Savannah Morning News Champions Teacher Pension Reform

For those entering the profession today, the pension model comes with guaranteed risk.

School Choice Progress Far from ‘Bad Policy’

If this is a scheme to sink public education, then, it’s a lousy one.

Schools Ease the ChalleNGe of Georgia’s At-Risk Youth

By Benita M. Dodd

Dr. Roger Lotson (left) looks on as his cadets at the Georgia Youth ChalleNGe Academy at Fort Stewart, near Savannah, share their experiences with visitors.

Eighty percent of Georgia’s students graduate from high school. What happens…

Embrace Student Loan Debt, Don’t Erase It

By Jeffrey Dorfman

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The total of all student loan debt just hit $1.5 trillion, so prepare for a slew of stories telling you how student loan debt is out-of-control and we must reform the program to avoid a crisis.

Ignore…

Founder of Georgia’s First Start-Up Charter School Shares Recipe for Success

May 7-11 is National Charter Schools Week; 2018 marks 20 years of Georgia's start-up charter law.

Public Charter Schools, A Rising Tide that Lifts All Boats

By Kyle Wingfield

As students know all too well, spring isn’t just the time when baseball returns and flowers bloom. ‘Tis also the season for testing.

It’s important to know if students are learning as they should, and to hold schools accountable…

Don’t Shortchange Public Charter Schools

Remember: Students of state charter schools are public-school students.

Georgia’s Public Charter Schools Deserve Fair Treatment

By Kyle Wingfield

Charter schools are public schools. Charter schools are public schools. Charter schools are public schools.

Forgive the repetition, but for a lot of people this simple fact doesn’t seem to be sinking in.

Winners and Losers in Georgia’s 2017-18 Session

The good, the bad, the ugly of the 2017-18 legislative session.

Foundation VP Benita Dodd Shares Thoughts 50 Years After Death of Martin Luther King Jr.

Foundation looks back on policies since MLK's death.

Education Reform Hobbles Through the Legislative Session

By Benita M. Dodd

Crossover Day, day 28 of Georgia’s legislative session, is the deadline by which legislation must pass out of one chamber into the next in order to have a chance at becoming law.

The Georgia House ended its Crossover…

Pension Solvency and Public Education: The Case for Reforming Georgia Teacher Pensions

This event was held on February 20, 2018 and featured a panel with Len Gilroy, Senior Managing Director of the Pension Integrity Project and  Director of Government Reform at Reason Foundation, and Georgia State Rep. Chuck Martin (R-Alpharetta), Chairman of the…

News Release: Foundation Hosts Event on Teacher Pension Reform

News Release | For Immediate Release February 13, 2018 Contact: Benita Dodd  benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org (404-256-4050)

Foundation Hosts February 20 Event on Georgia Teacher Pension Reform

Atlanta – In 2017, Georgia’s budget included $223 million for the Teacher Retirement System to improve its financial security. This year, Governor Nathan…

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Publishes Foundation Op-ed on School Choice

Providing parents with the ability and the educational tools to make informed choices will improve outcomes.

College Fees: Sticker Shock for Georgia Families

College fees have become a shell game that allows colleges to shift academic costs to fees. Clarity is needed as the cost to families continues to rise.

Georgia 2020: Educational Choice for All K-12 Georgia Students

Georgia could have a system of universal educational choice beginning in the fall of 2020.
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Landmark Study on Georgia’s K-12 Options Unveiled at School Choice Week Event

Universal education choice could be just a few short years away.

Study on Georgia’s K-12 Options to be Unveiled at National School Choice Week Event

Celebrate School Choice with the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

A School Choice that Gets Georgia Students College- and Career-Ready

The choice of more than 32,000 Georgia students this year.

News Release: Foundation President McCutchen Stepping Down at Year’s End

After nearly 25 years, Foundation CEO is accepting a new position.