Georgia educators stand in solidarity against proposed $1 billion budget cut

This week, teachers and educators gathered on the steps of the Capitol building in downtown Atlanta from as far away as Catoosa County in reaction to severe budgets planned for the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) for the upcoming school year and beyond.

If the cuts to GaDOE’s budget are in the long run, agencies such as the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) and the Georgia Coalition for Public Education stress that they are made as strategically as is possible.

[…] “Our leaders must recapture lost revenue given out through billions of dollars in special interest tax breaks and raise new revenues in order to reduce revenue shortfalls and ensure funding flows to health, education, programs for families experiencing poverty and more,” GBPI Senior VP Jennifer Owens said in a press release earlier in June.

Read the full article at 11 Alive.

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