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Education Reform Commission

What is the Education Reform Commission?  Let Georgia Governor Nathan Deal tell you in his own words as posted on the Commission’s web site:  "I created this commission to provide recommendations intended to improve our educational system, increase access to early learning programs, recruit and retain high-quality instructors and expand school options for Georgia’s families.

"My vision for K-12 education in Georgia is a system driven by student need that provides local school and district leaders with real control and flexibility. With this commission, it is my hope that we will work together to make education more accessible and effective in preparing our state’s students for the rigors of college and the workforce.  For the details, check the web site." -Governor Deal

Read the final report.

Final report submitted to Governor Deal (December 15)

Background Stories

Proposed school funding formula: Simplified, but not transparent, adequate or equitable
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Get Schooled Blog (November 24)

Ed Reform Commission's challenge: Fairer funding.  Did it succeed?
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Get Schooled Blog (November 22)

Education Reform now rests with the governor
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (November 20)

GAE voices concerns amid some positives on Education Reform Commission recommendations
Georgia Association of Educators (November 20)

Georgia Education Reform Commission signs off on school overhaul
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (November 19)

Teachers to Deal's Ed Reform Commission today: Weary and wary of experiments, promises
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Get Schooled Blog (November 19)

Overhaul of Georgia's school funding formula overdue and necessary to drive improvements
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Get Schooled Blog (November 19)

Poll tests Georgian's interest in education funding reform
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (November 11)