Educated Youth


An educated population is essential for creating jobs and making sure Georgia is a good place to raise a family and operate a business. Georgia can meet the challenge of ensuring that all kids graduate from high school prepared to compete for good jobs and ready to contribute to the state’s economic growth. It also means ensuring all qualified students affordable access to college.
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A Half-Billion Steps in the Right Direction for Public Schools

In the 2019 legislative session Georgia lawmakers committed more than half a billion dollars to increase pay for …

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Georgia’s FY 2020 Budget: Majority of New Spending Dedicated to $530 Million Teacher Pay Raise

Georgia lawmakers gave final passage to the state’s $27.5 billion budget for the 2020 fiscal year, beginning July …

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Sine Die 2019: Progress and Missed Opportunities for a People-First Agenda

The first legislative session under Gov. Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan ended on Tuesday, April 2. …

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Bills Set Stage to Divert Hundreds of Millions of Dollars From Public to Private Schools

March 28, 2019 Update – The original voucher expansion bill, SB 173, failed on the Senate floor before Crossover …

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Georgia Lawmakers Should Renew Their Commitment to Student Transportation

In House Bill 31, the state of Georgia continues a pattern of shortchanging pupil transportation that triggers safety …

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Georgia Legislative Session Update: Crossover Day Recap

This week lawmakers hit a legislative session milestone. Thursday, March 7 marked Crossover Day, the day a bill …

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Changes in Charter School Funding Explained

The enactment of House Bill 787 on July 1, 2018 guaranteed state charter schools additional funding to make …

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Overview: 2020 Fiscal Year Budget for K-12 Education

Governor Brian Kemp’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2020 allocates $10.6 billion to Georgia’s public schools, a nearly …

Analyzing the Numbers on the Proposed Teacher Pay Raise

What is the cost of the proposed teacher pay raise? Gov. Kemp proposed a $5,000 raise for all …

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GBPI 2019 Policy Priorities

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute works to build a more inclusive economy so that everyone can participate …

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GBPI’s Most Read of 2018

This year, set organizational records for pageviews and visitors as we covered everything from our annual budget …

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Beyond Basic Education: Five Ways for Georgia to Fund Schools Fairly

The state of Georgia withheld $9 billion from public schools over the last fifteen years. This report offers …

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