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.

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 …

GBPI 2019 Policy Priorities

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

2018-1 Blog

GBPI’s Most Read of 2018

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

Education-funding K-12 Education

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 …

Standardized-test Blog

Take Georgia’s School Rating System with a Grain of Salt

This fall, the Georgia Department of Education is set to release its new annual scores for individual schools …

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 …

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