Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What's Happening to Georgia Schools?

Have you ever wondered what's the matter with Georgia's public schools? Try a 25% decrease in per student finding since 2002.  According to a flier I received yesterday from the Georgia School Funding Association, the group Joe Martin is associated with, one of the problems for our schools is a steadily declining state investment in public education, with more of the burden being shifted to local governments. Often the state mandates what it is unwilling to fund, and when the recession hit, local governments were less and less able to cover the gap between expectations and dollars. The flier provides a picture of the problem and an excellent summary. I've pasted the flier below, but it's easier to read here, and worth the jump. Thanks, Joe! We can always count on you to do good things for our schools!

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