Tag: Georgia and school choice

A parent’s story: How a Georgia tax credit scholarship changed my grandson’s life

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Georgia grandmother Martha Megahee was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. My grandson Grayson has attended the Academy of Innovation in Gainesville, Georgia, since he was 8 years old. The academy is a private school that helps children like[Read More…]

Georgia K-12 education tax credit program expanded to $120 million

Editor’s note: The following is the text of a news release issued earlier today by the AAA Scholarship Foundation. On behalf of the many families and students it serves, AAA Scholarship Foundation today offers sincere thanks to Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, Lieutenant Gov. Geoff Duncan and House Speaker David Ralston[Read More…]

A parent’s story: Grateful for nurturing school for children with special needs and tax credit scholarship program

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Georgia mother Karen Robins was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. My name is Karen Robins, and my son Ryan struggles with dyscalculia, or math dyslexia. It affects his ability to understand numbers – in dates, when telling time, when[Read More…]

School voucher bill clears Georgia Senate panel

Editor’s note: This article appeared Tuesday on georgiarecorder.com. A new school voucher bill sponsored by Georgia Senate Pro Tempore Butch Miller moved forward in a Senate committee Tuesday. Senate Bill 601, or the “Georgia Educational Freedom Act,” would provide a $6,000 scholarship to nearly all of Georgia’s approximately 1.7 million[Read More…]

Analysis shows education vouchers saved Georgia taxpayers money

Editor’s note: This article appeared Monday on The Center Square. Georgia’s school choice programs saved taxpayers at least $605 million in fiscal year 2018, an updated analysis by EdChoice found. EdChoice examined the fiscal effects of 40 private educational choice programs in 19 states and the District of Columbia. The nonprofit found[Read More…]

A parent’s story: Every family deserves a choice

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Georgia mother Desiree Williams was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. My name is Desiree Williams, and I am the parent of a 16-year-old named Kyle. My son has been attending Central Christian School in Sharpsburg, Ga., since sixth grade.[Read More…]

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Arizona: A former school teacher criticizes the state superintendent of public instruction for his support of Common Core and school choice (East Valley Tribune). The Sierra Vista Herald editorial board says the state superintendent’s support of ESAs hurts public schools. Applications for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts doubles (Heartlander). The Arizona Republic[Read More…]

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Alabama: The Institute for Justice, a national civil rights law firm, says vouchers are constitutional in the state (Al.com). Alaska: School choice opponents voice their concerns at a public hearing over a constitutional amendment to allow public funding of private schools (Anchorage Daily News, Nonprofit Quarterly). The proposed constitutional change[Read More…]