Charter school advocate: GOP appointees signal hope for more school choice

The school year is over but a new day for charter schools in Georgia has just begun. Earlier this month, the Peach State’s top leaders made two important appointments that signaled hope for Georgia students, parents, and the school choice movement as a whole.

With the appointment of former state Sen. Hunter Hill and former state Rep. Buzz Brockway to the State Charter Schools Commission, Gov. Brian Kemp and House Speaker David Ralston re-affirmed their support of expanding school options throughout Georgia.  

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Many of you may have heard recently about proposed changes to Georgia school funding formula by the Education Reform Commission.  if you were not aware, Georgia virtual students are currently the lowest funded students in Georgia, with our students receiving only 50-60% of funding of the average of other public school students in Georgia.

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Spooked by Charter Schools?

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013
By Kyle Wingfield
My Opinion

Halloween is over, but it’s not too late to revisit some spooky stories from the past.

A year ago, Georgians were gearing up to vote in an election that lacked drama locally. It was clear Mitt Romney would win our electoral votes and that most legislative races would unfold as expected, so the bulk of the intrigue concerned the fate of the charter schools amendment.

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