This week is National School Choice Week and on Wednesday the Georgia chapter of Americans for Prosperity will host four free screenings of Making the Grade in Georgia, a film shows the how kids in our state are being left behind (no pun intended) and highlights the need for reform.
Even though Georgia currently ranks 48th nationally in education, possible and proven remedies, such as charter schools, have been threatened by the state Supreme Court and local school boards. At the same time, powerful special interest groups and teacher unions stand in the way of competition among schools.
The screening of Making the Grade in Georgia will be held on Wednesday at the Sloppy Floyd Building (across the street from the state capitol) each hour from 2 to 5pm. AFP-GA will also host a Q&A after each showing. Regardless of your political views or thoughts on education, the dialogue on the issue needs to be open and this event could serve as a forum for a real discussion.
To find an National School Choice event in your area, visit here and enter your zip code.