The Chamber supports initiatives to improve student achievement and create the strong workforce Georgia needs to power our economy.Our Position
The Chamber supports more efficient, effective spending of state education dollars to improve student outcomes.Our Position
The Chamber is helping students prepare for post-secondary education and the workforce.Our Position
The Chamber supports public charter schools and other quality options for Georgia students.Our Position
K-12 education spending in Georgia totaled $17.5 billion in 2010-2011. Yet our student outcomes – graduation rates, core subject comprehension, readiness for employment – continue to lag the nation. After years of refining and tweaking Georgia’s system of funding K-12 education, we still have a long way to go. The Georgia Chamber commissioned a study into finding effective solutions to reversing this trend and building a more effective system. Please view the report and recommendations by clicking on the above link.
Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark released the following statement after House Resolution 1162 – proposing a constitutional amendment to restore an alternative route for approving and sustaining charter schools – was adopted Monday by the Georgia Senate with a 40 to 16 vote:
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