GDOT employee accused of accepting bribes Report finds no impropriety in Gwinnett schools’ land purchases State asked to halt tax-supported scholarships for private schools ATL ethics officer resigns to take job with GA Supreme Court
Many Georgia students have enrolled in public school in recent years without ever attending class, solely to take advantage of a 2008 state law creating tax-subsidized scholarships for pupils in private schools. Legislators have described that practice as a legal but unintended consequence of the statute, which was purportedly intended to give children in failing public schools the chance for a private education that they otherwise couldn’t afford. But, in a report released today, critics charge the law creating so-called “student scholarship organizations” (SSOs) was crafted specifically to help pay for students to remain in private school.
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