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.

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.

Technology Can Trump Tough Love

Sometimes, efforts to legislate and regulate turn ordinary Americans into lawbreakers or foundering pariahs.

Marsy’s Law of Unintended Consequences

Proceed cautiously with a victims' rights amendment.

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

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

A Thanksgiving to be Grateful for Leaders with Integrity

By Benita M. Dodd

Tim Huelskamp, speaking at the 2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum, told attendees, “I spent six years in Washington and it’s still the same today: The real action, the real opportunities for growth and actually reinvigorating…

2017 Forum Delivers on Education Innovation

By Benita M. Dodd

Vicki Davis (left) and Gordon Rogers shared their thoughts on education transformation at the 2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum in October.

Ask around the Gold Dome whether Georgians can expect significant reform in education in 2018…

2017 Forum Delivers Promising Policies on Taxes, Health Care, Education

By Benita M. Dodd

With politics and the weather in unusual and untimely states of flux in 2017, the 2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum was undoubtedly one of the most difficult to organize since the Georgia Public Policy Foundation established the…