Category: Education

GA House Education Chairman Brooks Coleman Retiring

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

Losing The Politics of School Choice

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

Time To Move School Choice Beyond Slogans

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

Happy New Election Year

This week’s Courier Herald column: The page has turned on the calendar and we have a fresh new year ahead of us. It’s a time of year brimming with optimism – even more so than usual if you’re a UGA fan. If you’re not, there’s still time to make a resolution to fix that. The

KSU Protest Led by State Representative.

State Representative Earl Ehrhart (R-Powder Springs) is assigned to the committee that determines which public universities in Georgia get tax dollars.  Recently, an open records request uncovered Ehrhart used his position to pressure the President of Kennesaw State University to act in favor of his personal bias.  Ehrhart was apparently offended by the KSU cheerleaders’

Outrage Now Part Of Education Process

This week’s Courier Herald column: There is very little that can serve as fodder for today’s outrage machine than an error, a lapse in judgement, or a poor decision made by a classroom teacher. It is the nightmare scenario for not only most teachers, but principals and other high-level bureaucrats within the education system. The