Statement of support for the funding formula overhaul by Gov. Nathan Deal’s Education Reform Commission

Originally Published via: ExcelinEd – November 12, 2015

“The school funding improvements recommended today by Governor Deal’s Education Reform Commission would empower schools, educators and parents to put their money where their students’ needs are,” said Ryan Mahoney, the foundation’s regional advocacy director. “The commission’s plan would successfully modernize a 30-year-old formula that no longer reflects the requirements of today’s classroom. This moves Georgia away from a one-size-fits-all approach to a custom fit that focuses on the advancement of each and every student. The recommendations of the commission accurately reflect the will of Georgians, who voiced majority support in our poll for changing to a more flexible, more transparent, more student-based approach.”

The Foundation for Excellence in Education advocates for student-based reform efforts nationally. It’s guiding principles are they all children can learn, all children should learn a year’s worth of knowledge in a year’s time and that all children will achieve when education is organized around the singular goal of student success.”