Teacher skepticism of the governor’s announcement yesterday of a 2 percent raise reflects their recent experience. Gov. Nathan Deal promised a 3 percent raise last year — really a one-time bonus — but many teachers saw their paychecks unchanged or
Rural school districts and others with high student transportation costs stand to lose financially under the funding formula proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal’s Education Reform Commission. The commission’s recommendations call for eliminating the current grant program that sends transportation dollars
More funding directed to economically-disadvantaged students helps them do better in school and in life. Gov. Nathan Deal’s Education Reform Commission recognized this and directed extra funds to school districts for these students in its proposed revision to Georgia’s funding
State spending on Georgia’s public school students will fall behind rising costs if the General Assembly approves the funding formula proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal’s Education Reform Commission. The planned formula lacks an adjustment for inflation. It also eliminates the
Lawmakers momentarily shelved education reform last winter when educators objected to proposals to change how they get paid. Those reform efforts, including a possible overhaul of the state’s education funding formula, are expected to resume next month when legislators return
Updated Oct. 27, 2016 Schools Likely Worse Off With New Funding Formula Strong public schools are essential in preparing young students for postsecondary study and life. They also prepare students for the demands of a competitive job market and to
Georgia ranks 38th among states for public school spending. Spending per student in Georgia is $1,807 less than the national average, according to new census data. Factor in geographic cost differences and that disparity rises to $2,553. Gov. Nathan Deal’s
A new poll by a group sympathetic to Gov. Nathan Deal’s educational overhaul finds that there is support among Georgia voters to spend more on education but that most want to see more efficiency and effectiveness first. Read more.