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The Georgia Promise Scholarship Act (SB 233): Questions and Answers

The Georgia Promise Scholarship Act (SB 233): Questions and Answers

Key Points The Georgia Promise Scholarships is a proposed education choice program that would allow parents to access the best schooling option for their child. These state-funded scholarships would give parents $6,500 per student for each school year.  Eligibility...

Georgia is one of the top states for economic freedom

Georgia is one of the top states for economic freedom

Key Points Georgia continues to be one of the most business friendly states.  Georgia did not impose strict lockdowns during the pandemic.  We believe that when the government refrains from heavy-handed intervention in the economy, everything from community life to...

We’re helping the water industry over the next five years

We’re helping the water industry over the next five years

Key Points BETTER WORK Gwinnett and The Water Tower are partnering to expand water industry job training to high school students and young adults.  The water industry will need to fill 1200 positions over the next five years.  Without skilled water workers our...

7 African-Americans Who Fought for Educational Opportunity

7 African-Americans Who Fought for Educational Opportunity

Key Points Access to quality education is a top conversation in Georgia and many other states and has been for decades. Stories of black educators offer inspiration for continuing to pursue better education opportunities for every kid.  The examples set by African...

New survey shows spike in misbehavior among K-12 students

New survey shows spike in misbehavior among K-12 students

Key Points  A new survey puts forward more evidence of increased social and behavioral problems among students in K-12 public schools arising from the pandemic. Georgia parents need more education options for their children.  GCO is working to bring a new curriculum,...

Announcing the Raising Highly Capable Kids program in Georgia

Announcing the Raising Highly Capable Kids program in Georgia

Key Points  Georgia Center for Opportunity has partnered with a national nonprofit, RezilientKidz, to present the Raising Highly Capable Kids parenting program to adults across Georgia. Raising Highly Capable Kids is a 13-week evidence-based parenting program...

Now is the time to expand educational freedom in Georgia

Now is the time to expand educational freedom in Georgia

Key Points Georgia's recent growth could be halted because it's falling behind other states who are increasingly offering families more and more choices in K-12 education.  Georgia lawmakers have another chance this year at passing ESAs.  Georgia’s public schools are...

There’s Hope for Reducing Crime in Georgia

There’s Hope for Reducing Crime in Georgia

Key Points Addressing gang violence is an important way to bring down Georgia’s crime rate Improving public safety and reducing crime in Georgia are key to growing economic opportunity  Governor Kemp should add re-entry programs to his crime-solving agenda By Josh...

Why educational opportunity is good for rural areas, too

Why educational opportunity is good for rural areas, too

This year, the Georgia Legislature is poised to once again consider creating Education Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) for families statewide. These scholarships would allocate funds to allow parents to choose the best educational option for their child’s unique needs.

A Georgia Center for Opportunity agenda for 2023

A Georgia Center for Opportunity agenda for 2023

We’re excited about everything we were able to accomplish with your support in 2022. But our focus is also forward, and our team is excited to expand our growth and reach into Georgia communities and beyond in 2023.

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Homicides Are on the Decline—Except Where Progressives Reign Supreme | Opinion

Alstott ’25 | Georgia Center for Opportunity

This summer, I had a tremendous opportunity to intern for Georgia Center for Opportunity. Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO) is an independent, non-partisan policy research and solution delivery organization. GCO researches and develops solutions that address...

Homicides Are on the Decline—Except Where Progressives Reign Supreme | Opinion

Opinion: Georgia needs to widen schooling choices in 2024

By Buzz Brockway The year is only half over, but 2023 has already been a banner year for the expansion of educational opportunity for students in other states across America. Georgia was so close to being one of them, but we fell short. More on that later. Seven...

Homicides Are on the Decline—Except Where Progressives Reign Supreme | Opinion

Violent crime is up. We need a smart plan to keep our country safe.

Josh Crawford is a policy leader for Public Safety Solutions for America and the Director of Criminal Justice Initiatives with the Georgia Center for Opportunity where he leads their public safety and re-entry work. Listen to the discussion as Josh shares his...

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Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare for Low-Income Uninsured Georgians

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Disincentives for Work and Marriage in Georgia's Welfare System White Paper

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Disincentives for Work and Marriage in Georgia's Welfare SystemExecutive Summary

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