After a two-hour fiery debate, the Georgia Senate rejected a bill that would have essentially created a school voucher program. Senate Bill 173 would let parents put money the state allocates for their child in public school into an Education Savings Account (ESA). GBPI’s Stephen Owens said similar programs in other regions haven’t been successful. “We’ve seen programs like these in states across the nation–Louisiana, Ohio, Washington, D.C.—[test] scores always go down,” Owens said. Read the full story from WABE.
Key takeaways: The Child Tax Credit has the power to significantly reduce the racial and