Friday Facts: March 7, 2014

The new SAT appears to bear some strong similarities to the Common Core State Standards.

Friday Facts: February 21, 2014

Just how ready are Georgians for tax reform?

Increase sought in Ga. Tax Credit Scholarships

Georgia legislators consider raising the contribution cap to Georgia’s tuition tax credit scholarship program.

Friday Facts: January 24, 2014

How do you know Georgians like school choice?

10 Critical Issues Facing Education

“After the past few years of increased accountability, budget cuts, arguments and infighting, 2014 will be a different year for all of us … and I hope for the positive,” writes Peter DeWitt in Education Week. “In education there are some very large issues that we have to contend with, and they are not all about accountability and mandates.” His Top 10 Critical Issues are, “the barriers that get in the way, or the important elements that we need to focus on in order to move forward and offer better opportunities … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: January 10, 2014

How does Georgia rank on K-12 student achievement?

Friday Facts: January 3, 2014

It’s Friday! Quotes of Note “Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier.’” – Alfred Lord Tennyson “Sometimes we are content to try to change ourselves with New Year’s resolutions to do better in some respect. Changing ourselves is a much more reasonable undertaking than trying to change other people. It may or may not succeed, but it seldom creates the disasters that trying to change others can produce.” – Thomas Sowell “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: November 22, 2013

  November 22, 2013  It’s Friday! It’s nearing year’s end, and we’d like to remind you: The Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Friday Facts, our most popular product, exist thanks to your support and contributions. Please help us continue “Changing Georgia Policy, Changing Georgians’ Lives,” with your tax-deductible end-of-year contribution at http://tinyurl.com/3y27zfm. You know we’re getting under their skin: We’re sporting another feather in our cap after the Foundation earned a personal mention on MSNBC from a doyenne of Big Government, Rachel Maddow. Maddow, whose syndicated talk radio program … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: October 4, 2013

  October 4, 2013 It’s Friday! Six reasons to sign up for the Georgia Legislative Policy Forum TODAY: 6. Justice for all. When’s the last time you had a discussion with a Supreme Court justice? Bring your best questions for Justice David Nahmias and test his jurisprudence. 5. One billion dollars. That’s the estimated savings every year if Georgia if were to adopt a new patient-centered model for Medicaid. Find out how. 4. Inspiration. Moise Brutus lost three limbs and almost lost his life in a wreck three years ago. … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: September 20, 2013

The association between student math performance and subsequent economic growth is very strong

Friday Facts: September 13, 2013

Is more spending leading to better student achievement?

Friday Facts: September 6, 2013

Investors.com has a growing list of the companies cutting staff and hours because they can’t afford the Affordable Care Act.

Friday Facts: August 30, 2013

The total additional cost to state taxpayers of implementation of ObamaCare is …

Friday Facts: August 23, 2013

Federal government-wide, the time spent on paperwork documenting onerous regulations adds up to 10.3 billion hours.

Friday Facts: August 9, 2013

Lake Oconee Academy’s test scores rank it as the state’s top-performing public charter school and Georgia’s third highest performing public elementary school.

Friday Facts: August 2, 2013

“In complete contradiction to every promise made by the President with regard to the [law], insurance companies in Georgia have filed rate plans increasing health insurance rates up to 198 percent for some individuals.”

Friday Facts: May 31, 2013

Just about any way you measure it, extreme weather events are becoming quite rare.

Register for Friedman Day Event in Athens
With School Choice Expert Jay Greene

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT May 22, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050  Foundation Marks Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day July 11 In Athens with National School Choice Expert Jay Greene  Atlanta – You are invited to join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the Athens Country Club for a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon keynoted by national school choice expert Jay P. Greene to celebrate Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day,   Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day is an annual celebration marking the birthday of the … Continue Reading →

Michael Horn Keynotes June 6 Event, ‘Customize The Class’

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT May 21, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org  Education Innovator Michael Horn Keynotes June 6 Foundation Event Atlanta – When is disrupting class a good idea? When you’re trying to disrupt the current factory-based education system to transform learning into a student-centric approach where all students can achieve their full potential. Michael B. Horn, co-founder and executive director of the education practice of the Clayton Christensen Institute, knows just how to do that. Horn will keynote, “Customize The Class,” a Georgia Public Policy … Continue Reading →

Register by Tuesday, May 21
To Attend, ‘The Future of Education’

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT May 20, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Turnaround Expert Sajan George Keynotes May 23 Leadership Breakfast Atlanta – George Washington Carver said, “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” Register by Tuesday (May 21) to hear Sajan George, one of the nation’s leading experts in unlocking that door for struggling students. George discusses, “The Future of Education,” the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast, 8 a.m. Thursday at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. George is CEO and founder of Matchbook Learning, … Continue Reading →