Reporter Newspapers: Lobbyists gear up for independent schools

“Historically, the top-ranked school systems in the state are city school systems,” Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis said. “We know what works, so why not support and educate people on a potential bill which promotes quality education and system improvements?”

If you have a right-sized school system you actually see an economic benefit,” [Erika Harris] said. “There is such a thing as too large, where you lose the financial advocacy.”

“Across the board, people are starting to understand that business as usual in Georgia is not good business,” Harris said. “And right now education needs to be at the forefront of our policy decisions.”

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