This week’s Courier Herald column: Some of you are graduating High School. Some are graduating college. It’s a time of year when people will congratulate you on your hard earned successes. You’ll sit through speeches filled with altruistic visions of how you’re going to make the world a better place. You’ll be told how you
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR EARLY VOTING. THE ELECTION IS TUESDAY MAY 22ND. Primary season is almost over in Georgia. The distinctions between the Republican and Democrat focuses is plainly obvious from the television ads. Republicans are fighting to prove who is the most Trump like. They have chosen undocumented individuals as the focus to
One of the major themes of this year’s legislative session was one of driver safety. After decades of decreasing fatality rates on the roads, the number of Georgians killed per miles driven has been rising for the past few years. While cars have been designed with increasing safety features, drivers have themselves been becoming more
This week’s Courier Herald column: The Georgia Republican party asked voters on their 2016 primary ballot if they wanted expanded options for school choice in the state. 75% of those answering the non-binding question voted in favor of school choice. Despite being at the bottom of the ballot, more people answered that question than voted
Current events are forcing schools to be responsible for managing public discord on the subjects of the 1st and 2nd Amendments. It is equally unfair to put that burden on our schools as it is unfair to force teachers to carry guns. But at last I guess this is a part of making America great
Former State School Superintendent John Barge qualified this afternoon for his old job. He will face incumbent State School Superintendent Richard Woods. Barge was elected in 2010 without support from the Republican establishment. His tenure was notable for frequently butting heads with Governor Deal. In 2012, Barge opposed Republican lawmakers’ push for charter school legislation.
With qualifying for elections set to begin next Monday, another round of retirement announcements is forthcoming. Today, we spotlight that Rep Brooks Coleman (R-Duluth) will be ending his tenure in the Georgia House of Representatives at the end of his term. Coleman is the Chairman of the House Education Committee. In my experience, he’s been
Yesterday I dedicated this week’s column to a stall in both momentum and political will to fully implement school choice in Georgia. Today I’d like to focus on one bill – House Bill 430 – to explain why the gap between traditional local schools and public charter schools is even larger than is usually discussed.
This week’s Courier Herald column: School Choice has been a stated policy goal of the Republican Party and most GOP candidates since before control of the Governor’s mansion switched hands in 2002. Some progress has been made. State Charter Schools were formed, then re-authorized after losing a Supreme Court case and winning on the ballot
This week’s Courier Herald column: It’s National School Choice week across the country, and several organizations will make their presence felt at Georgia’s Capitol this week. Many will be patted on the heads and told by legislators and candidates how important school choice is to them. We’ve been hearing this for years. Lately, however, tangible