Bills would give parents and students options to find best learning environment
Tallahassee, Fla. – This week, members of the Georgia House of Representatives filed two school choice bills, aimed at creating new options for eligible parents to enroll their children in schools or programs that meet their individual learning needs. Representative David Clark, a former Army Ranger, is sponsoring HB 848, which would create the Blue Star Family Scholarship and expand school choice for children of parents in the military. House Education Committee Vice Chair Mike Dudgeon filed HB 865, which would create a tax-credit scholarship for low-income families.
ExcelinEd in Action National Legislative Director J. Alex Kelly issued the following statement in support of this legislation.
“We thank Representative David Clark and Vice Chair Mike Dudgeon for working to bring customized education to Georgia families. Choice in education creates a gateway to a bright future for students. These school choice initiatives are a cost-effective and efficient way to improve academic outcomes for Peach State students. ExcelinEd in Action looks forward to working with Representative Clark, Vice Chair Dudgeon and the Georgia legislature to allow parents and students the freedom to choose their education pathway.”