This is a good idea, Sonny

A very good idea.

Gov. Sonny Perdue sent a letter Wednesday to Georgia school superintendents announcing his intention for the state to grant school systems flexibility in how funds are spent during the state’s budget crunch.

7 comments

  1. John Konop says:

    I have cost saving idea get rid of Kathy Cox and company! I bet between the unfunded failed mandates like Math 123,her staff and budget we could take a big chunk out of the problem. Why not let the local districts control the schools and have it all report up to the Governor?

  2. IndyInjun says:

    Republicans and Democrats = Class warfare.

    One day soon the combatants are going to turn on the generals.

  3. Bucky Plyler says:

    How about if we made it even more flexible.

    Suppose the federal gov’t abolished the Dept. of Ed. Then it rebated to the states what normally would come as federal aid for education.

    Then suppose GA abolished our Dept. of Ed. & turned over the federal & the state money to each public system using similar formulas in current use.

    Then GA. rolls back its tax rate accordingly. (can’t expect the feds to do the same!)

    Each school system takes that large lump payment & uses it how it deems best- operation, investment, etc.

    Then the next fiscal year it’s up to each BOE to make decisions about their schools entirely based on local solutions. (what a novel idea)

    Do you think we’d save money, have more parental cooperation, and the quality of education would be better?

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