Some good comments from Representative Margaret Kaiser and Senator Fran Millar. Millar was named Chairman of the Senate Education Committee last week. The entire article is worth a read but here is a sample for you.
“I am more and more convinced that the money has to follow the child wherever he goes to get educated. The bigger debate is how do we get the funding. When all is said and done, policy is driven by funding,” said Millar.
Millar said he is a big believer in charter schools, saying the schools make parents really be parents.
Kaiser supports more charter schools. She said she was scrubbing toilets and painting in the charter school that she began in her area when her Atlanta tax bill arrived. It had jumped 118 percent, yet there was not a strong school in her neighborhood for her kids to attend.
“I think our children should have choice, choice, choice. If a school is unacceptable in the community where they are living by zip code and they want to open a charter school, they should be able to do it,” she said.