Category: Stephen Owens

School Vouchers: Myth vs. Fact

Debates around school funding and the best use of public dollars are rife with confusion. Discussion around school vouchers, which provide public funding for private education, seem to be a particular magnet for half-truths or previously disproven claims. The following

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Testimony on Senate Bill 47

Dear Chairman Payne and Members of the Georgia Senate Committee on Education and Youth:  By way of introduction my name is Stephen Owens, and I’m a senior K-12 education policy analyst for the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. It is always my desire to give testimony in-person, but as

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Overview: 2022 Fiscal Year Budget for K-12 Education

    Gov. Kemp’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 provides Georgia’s public schools $10.2 billion, a $573 million increase above current funding. This addition would partially restore cuts from the FY 2021 budget, with the Quality Basic Education

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Resources on School Vouchers

Current Status: This session lawmakers have considered House Bill 60, House Bill 142 and Senate Bill 47, three bills that would enact or expand voucher programs to take hundreds of millions of dollars of state money away from public schools

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State of Education Funding (2021)

This report offers an assessment of the state of education funding in Georgia by analyzing how it compares to prior years and other states and exploring what areas are due for review or revision. In the FY 2021 budget Georgia

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Fact Sheet: English for Speakers of Other Languages

    Thank you to Latin American Association & Center for Pan Asian Community Services for translation services Enrollment Georgia educates the eighth-highest number of ELs in the nation (FY 2017).[1] 108,752 total students in ESOL in Georgia (FY 2019).[2]

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