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Rep. Brooks Coleman–House Education Committee–shares resolution recognizing Feb. 22 as Georgia Association of Educators Day at the State capitol.
Tax windfall won't help GA education.
Georgia leaders reach deal to cut state’s top income tax rate: http://bit.ly/gataxdeal
Gov. Nathan Deal and legislative leaders announced an agreement Tuesday on changes to the state tax code....
The plan would cut the top state income tax rate — the rate most Georgians pay on a majority of their income — from 6 percent to 5.75 percent starting next year.
It would also double the standard deduction for Georgians. For married couples filing joint returns, the deduction would go from $3,000 to $6,000.
The proposal also would exempt jet fuel from state and most local sales taxes.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the Parkland, Florida community.
These are the victims of the Florida high school shooting. We should remember their names and faces.
HB 787 is being heard in the full House Education Committee. This bill would use previously unallocated general state tax dollars to increase funding of state charter schools. The 2018–19 state budget still contains a $167 million austerity cut to K–12 public education. If there are additional funds in the state coffers they should be shared by all public schools. As Rep. Jan Jones noted in asking for these dollars for state charter schools, “some people say money doesn’t mat...ter, but you have to have enough.“
We believe that all public schools “have to have enough.“ Please contact the members of the House Education Committee to let them know that HB 787, favoring state charter schools, should NOT be passed. Instead, the legislature should restore the $167 million austerity cut, which would result in additional funds for ALL public schools, including state charter schools.
House Education Committee members:
Chairman Brooks Coleman: email@example.com
Vice Chairman David Casas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Tommy Benton: email@example.com
Dave Belton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Beskin: email@example.com
Wes Cantrel:l firstname.lastname@example.org
Doreen Carter: email@example.com
Joyce Chandler: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam Dickerson: email@example.com
Robert Dickey: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Glanton: email@example.com
Dewayne Hill: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Hilton: email@example.com
Brenda Lopez: firstname.lastname@example.org
Howard Maxwell: email@example.com
Bee Nguyen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Randy Nix: email@example.com
Miriam Parris: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Teasley: email@example.com
Jump to 1:05 to hear GAE's Director of Government Relations, Starla Tanner, comment on HB 788, which would allow students to change school zones if “an individual has authorized use of an address for purposes of establishing residency."
BILL UPDATE: HB 217 passed the House Ways and Means Committee; now being considered by a Conference Committee. HB 2017 is a voucher expansion tax credit bill that would increase the current cap to $85 million. CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR today - on your non-work devices - and ask them to support public education by not supporting HB 217. http://bit.ly/2BLbpPN
Well said from Georgia Teacher of the Year. No matter what organization you belong to, speaking up for Georgia's students and educators are what matters most. Let's stand on the front lines together in the fight for public education.
HB 788 is up, which would allow students to attend schools outside their attendance zone. Thoughts?
Interesting Wednesday read.
Many Tucson employees were wrongfully blacklisted for two decades. Shared by AJC Get Schooled: