Charter schools are a remarkable pathway around the pitfalls of government schools.
The Georgia Senate Education Committee is holding a vote regarding an "independent organizing commission" for charter schools. This piece of legislation creates a new entity, the Georgia Charter Schools Commission, which will focus exclusively on approving and overseeing high-quality public charter schools. I understand that there is a Georgia Charter Schools Association that can be reached at 404-460-9992 . Here's a link that enables a connection for supporting charter schools in Georgia - it enables a quick way to reach a number of different legislative reps, and of course, Sonny...
Lets make it happen, Ramiro!
There is much going on now with proposed legislation - hopefully the full per pupil funding will be approved as well as the approval process you mention. The greater Grant Park has been fortunate to have several quality schools available to our families. Many come from all intown neighborhoods, Kirkwood to Morningside to attend - as all have unique offerings. Our local public school, Parkside Elementary has special designation and gets top innovative teaching resources, so it's great to see the bar raised for education here in Grant Park.
Should be interesting what Kirkwood has in store for education in embracing their local schools. My builder will start a new construction home in Kirkwood and I should be listing it soon.
Still, if anyone has real hand information about this program, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
There is so much good energy going on in Intown Atlanta regarding the absolute need for better public schools. Since we pay a large premium to the county and city to live in our neighborhoods, and since Georgia is in such a historically bad position as a general educator of our children, there is nowhere to go but up!