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Georgia Legislators Receive Positive Ads for Making Good Grades

ATLANTA, GA – As schools across the state are returning to a new school year, Georgia’s legislators are being featured on digital ads because they voted in favor of school choice.

The Georgia Center for Opportunity released a Legislative Report Card earlier in the summer which assigned letter grades to state lawmakers according to their support for school choice legislation appearing before them during the 2017 session.

Those who have strong records in favor of giving students and families more education options are now the recipients of digital ads thanking them for putting students first. The digital ads are running over the course of the next two weeks within each senators’ and house members’ district.

School choice has proven itself not to be a party issue, as lawmakers from both parties support parental choice options. Those with A grades featured in the ads are: John Albers (R-Roswell), Mike Glanton (D- Jonesboro), Marty Harbin (R-Tyrone), Hunter Hill (R-Atlanta), Burt Jones (R-Jackson), William Ligon (R-Brunswick), Josh McKoon (R-Columbus), Fran Millar (R-Atlanta), Chuck Payne (R-Dalton), David Shafer (R-Duluth), Jesse Stone (R- Waynesboro), Valencia Stovall (D-Forest Park), Michael Williams (R-Cumming).

“We are truly grateful to those lawmakers who are making education a top priority,” said Randy Hicks, President and CEO of Georgia Center for Opportunity. “More importantly, constituents are now able to understand how their representatives are voting on education policy and see that this is not a party issue.”

Georgia Center for Opportunity is independent and nonpartisan. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for a quality education, fulfilling work, and a healthy family life for all Georgians. We research solutions to society’s most pressing challenges, promote those solutions to policymakers and the public and help innovative social enterprises deliver results on the ground.


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