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.
Kids-with-backpacks Blog

School Backpack Drives Offer Insight into Equitable School Funding

Students are back in class in Georgia now and many students from low-income families are carrying new backpacks …

Polling Budget and Taxes

New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for GBPI’s People-First Plan

An overwhelming majority of Georgians want the state to invest in people-first strategies including expanded access to education …

Kindergarten-student-1 Budget Primer

Georgia K-12 Education Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2019

Education Funding in Georgia: Financial Challenges for Schools Remain Lawmakers reached a critical benchmark with the 2019 budget: …

2019-budget Budget and Taxes

Georgia Budget Primer 2019

Click on the links below to learn about different policy areas of the 2019 budget. State Budget K-12 …

Claire-at-WABE Blog

Tireless Effort Culminates in Full Funding for Schools

One of GBPI’s key goals is to ensure all Georgia students get the chance to attend great public …

Backpack-in-classroom Claire Suggs

Shifting Public Funds to Private Schools: High Costs, Poor Track Record

Georgia lawmakers created multiple pathways to shift public funds to private schools in recent years. These schemes risk …

Kids-getting-on-bus Claire Suggs

Valuable Progress, More Work Ahead for Public School Funding

Georgia lawmakers reached a critical milestone during the 2018 legislative session: They ended 16 years of shortchanging the …

Ropes Blog

Sine Die 2018: Education Gets its Due

A fully funded K-12 education formula. Hasty and sweeping tax changes. Georgia’s first foray into need-based financial aid …

Capitol-at-night Blog

Legislative Watch Day 39: State Budget, Education Vouchers and More

As the 2018 General Assembly nears the closing gavel, Georgia lawmakers are trying to find a path to …

GallowaySchool-696x464 Blog

Lawmakers Push to Shift Public Money to Private Schools

Georgia lawmakers seem determined to subsidize private schools with public dollars. Witness several bills in the 2018 General …

House-Chamber-696x490 Blog

Crossover Day Delivers Mixed Bag for Education, Tax Policy

Legislation to allow the use of state money for private schools stalled on Crossover Day 2018, while a …

Elementary-students-in-classroom-696x464 Blog

Time for Lawmakers to Choose Students Over Tax Cuts

Lawmakers are racing to pass a risky tax package that drains $1.4 billion a year from the state …

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