Sonny and Lisa Seneker, of Macon, Ga., have a daughter, Sophie, who attends First Presbyterian Day School.
Teresa Quinones, of Lawrenceville, Ga., is a mother of three young children whose two oldest, Audri and Christopher, attend Notre Dame Academy.
Ruthie Garcia, of Augusta, Ga., is a single parent whose daughter and son, Sophia and Gabriel, attend Heritage Academy.
Robin Lamp, of Stockbridge, Ga., is a single parent whose two daughters, Haley and Hannah, attend Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy.
Atlanta—Today, the Institute for Justice (IJ) filed a motion on behalf of four Georgia families to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Georgia’s Scholarship Tax-Credit Program, which provides scholarships for children to attend private school for grades Pre-K to 12th grade. In intervening in the lawsuit, IJ’s motion ensures that the interests of…
This paper brings together the hard-won lessons of IJ’s experiences to help advocates and lawmakers craft effective school choice legislation likely to withstand a legal challenge.
After reviewing each state’s constitutional provisions for passages most relevant to school choice legislation, as well as any case law or legal opinions involving those provisions, IJ found that in nearly every state in the union, a well-designed school choice program is viable.
Georgia’s Special Needs Scholarship Program extends to a new group of students the same kind of educational choice already enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Georgia citizens from prekindergarten through college. Prior to the adoption of the special needs scholarship, Georgia already offered no less than 11 scholarship, grant or voucher programs related to the…