Tag: Nathan Deal

Florida’s school choice leader heading to Georgia to advise governor

Florida’s school choice czar is leaving to help guide education policy in Georgia. Mike Kooi, who is executive director of the state Department of Education’s Office of Independent Education and Parental Choice, has overseen for the past five years what is arguably the largest educational choice offering in the nation.[Read More…]

Georgia improves tax credit scholarship program

Editor’s note: Georgia’s Tuition Tax Credit Scholarship program has suffered from gaps in its law that have led to legitimate questions about transparency. We invited Derek Monjure, executive director of the Arete Scholars Fund, to provide his take on the bill that passed the Georgia Legislature last week. Arete has provided 2,300 scholarships to 1,100[Read More…]