Six out of ten likely Georgia voters support a Charter School Constitution Amendment referendum headed into November this year. Get the rest of the numbers Georgia Charter School Survey Results.
Who says school systems just need more money to succeed? As we’ve discussed educational freedom this year, we’ve taken a look at what GA public schools are paying for various education categories. Here we examine the central office expenses, which cover only administrators – no teachers. Kudos to State Rep. Jan Jones, who pulled all [...]
[img_assist|nid=27567|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=290]Dear Mr. President,
I began work on the family farm before I was 4 years old. It was my distinct pleasure to run to the field carrying a quart jar of ice water in a paper sack a couple of times a day. I remember to this day how important I felt helping out. No better childhood memories than dad reaching his big hand down and grasping my little hand, gently lifting me up beside him on the big tractor. I would pretend to drive while dad drank his water. But when dad said, “well, girl that really hit the spot I knew it was time to jump down and scamper to the edge of the field. I would stand and watch as he skillfully maneuvered the lumbering equipment back toward the other end before I hurried back to the house to see what else I could do.
[img_assist|nid=21003|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=150|height=70]For Immediate Release MARCH 9, 2012 Contact: VIRGINIA GALLOWAY, 770-315-4304
Constitution Day Festival of GA To Celebrate 225th Anniversary of U.S. Constitution
- State Festival To Celebrate with Big Names, Great Music & More! -
The 3rd Annual Constitution Day Festival of Georgia is set to celebrate the 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution on Sunday, September 16. The event features live music, a Walk Thru The Constitution Challenge, kids area, community performances, food and much more. Local schools and community centers are working in conjunction with the festival to teach the Constitution to students during Constitution Week.
The first annual event began a civic literacy relay in 2010 that is spreading nationwide this Fall in response to Georgia General Assembly resolutions. Similar festivals are being planned around Georgia (on Saturday in Jasper and Rome) and in other states.
Join us for Crossover Day, this Wednesday, March 7 at your State Capitol - RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Crossover Day is Day 30 in the GA Legislature, the day when nearly all bills that will be heard by the other chamber must have passed out of one chamber and crossed over for consideration. Its a long and busy day, as Senators, Representatives, and committees work quickly to wrap up their bills and get them through, so they have a chance at becoming law. Since this is an election year, any bills not passed by this Legislature are dead unless reintroduced next Session.
While we have been significantly invested in efforts to secure a referendum on charter schools (HR 1162), there are a number of other bills and issues weve been involved in. Heres a status update of what were following.