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The Charter School Amendment: Freeing Students in Georgia to Rise to the Top

In Georgia, a crucial amendment is being considered by the General Assembly.  The Charter School Amendment, HR 1162, has passed the House of Representatives with a bipartisan 2/3 vote.  Now that amendment is held up in the Senate because the Democratic Caucus … Continue reading

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The Struggle for School Choice Continues

(Please go to http://www.schoolchoiceweek.com to find an event near you.) School Choice Week is coming up next week. While supporters of school choice have a great deal to celebrate, there is still so much progress to be made in order … Continue reading

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Book Review of Don’t Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid

In her new book, Don’t Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid, Marybeth Hicks carefully documents the Left’s march through our nation’s foundational institutions, selling its “Kool-Aid” to our children. Marybeth defines that “Kool-Aid” as statism that incrementally attacks the “three-legged … Continue reading

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Sen. Rand Paul’s Race to Stop New Education Mandates

“Teachers and principals protest this rush to legislation by Sen. Harkin: we hope that in getting this important work of getting policy right we will not be pushed to the side in a race against the clock.” Continue reading

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Opting for School Choice is Easy for Rahm Emanuel

School Choice is easy for some.  Americans with the financial means are able to send their children to the best schools available and reside in neighborhoods that offer successful public school education.  All too often, the very worst schools in … Continue reading

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Budget Repair and Running out of other People’s Money

Most states have balanced budget requirements.  However, states are “running out of other people’s money,” as Margaret Thatcher once quipped.  States are suffering from severe budget shortfalls and many are teetering on the verge of bankruptcy or default.  Painful budget … Continue reading

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School Choice: Vouchers to Charter Schools

Last week was National School Choice Week.  On January 25th, Georgians gathered at the Georgia State Capitol for a School Choice Celebration and Rally.  Parents and school choice advocates came out to celebrate new options in education here in Georgia … Continue reading

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