SCHOOL CHOICE IN GEORGIA
THE EDUCATION LANDSCAPE IN GEORGIA
The Georgia Center for Opportunity has been involved in the school choice movement for more than a decade. In recent years, we helped to create and secure the passage of Georgia’s Special Needs Scholarships and Tuition Tax Credit programs. In 2012, our work was instrumental in getting the Georgia Charter School amendment passed.
Every child is different – which is why families should have a variety of options when deciding how to educate their children. The goal of school choice is to ensure families have quality educational options – including traditional public school, public charter school, private school (including tax credit and special needs scholarship participants), online education, homeschool, and hybrid school – that will help their children learn and grow.
Education Savings Accounts–the latest innovation in educational choice programs sweeping the country. Find out more about Educational Savings Accounts by clicking below.
Georgia’s Kids Deserve To Have Opportunities In Education So That They Can Have Opportunities In Life.
Allowing parents to decide where their children attend school.
SCHOOL CHOICE AVAILABLE IN GEORGIA
TUITION TAX CREDIT
SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOLARSHIP
PUBLIC SCHOOL TRANSFERS
EXPANDING SCHOOL CHOICE
In the 2022 Legislative Session, Georgia Legislators considered a bill that would have opened the door for ALL kids to have access to state funds for school. This plan would have been a vital first step in educational access in our state.
EDUCATION IN GEORGIA
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,...
Key Points Georgia legislators are considering a 2023 proposal to increase the cap for Georgia’s tax credit scholarship program. The communities’ positive response to the scholarship has created a demand for more students to participate. Raising the cap on Georgia’s...
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...
SCHOOL CHOICE RESOURCES
School Choice Handbook
Georgia Center for Opportunity’s School Choice Handbook serves as a reference for anyone seeking school choice options for Public Charter Schools, Special Needs Scholarships, Tax Credit Scholarships, and Public School Transfers. In this handbook you will find helpful information on how to apply for the above options and where to find additional resources online.
Georgia Parents Alliance
The Georgia Parents Alliance (GPA) is a growing group of engaged parents who support school choice and reform. The GPA strives to expand opportunities to every family and empower parents to make the best education choices for their child.