Spending more money in Georgia classrooms sounds good, right? Sounds like a good Democrat type of proposal right?
Look a little further. A group called First Class Education is shopping this same legislation in over 20 states. The Austin American Statesman first uncovered a memo written by First Class Education explaining the real motives behind the legislation. This memo is now all over the internet, and reveals that the initiative has little to nothing to do with providing a first class education to our kids by spending more in classrooms. Here's a clip from the original AAS article (linked in full above).
"A First Class Education memo obtained by the Austin American-Statesman lists a series of "political benefits" of putting the 65 percent plan on the ballot. The memo says the plan will create divisions within education unions as dollars flow from administrators to teachers, and it says the plan will divert dollars away from other political goals of the "education establishment." Citing voter trends, it also says the plan can help build support for voucher and charter school proposals, which critics say take money away from public schools."
SB 390 has already passed the Senate and is headed to committee on the House side. It is so frustrating that school children in Georgia are being used as pawns in this initiative to turn voters nationwide against a core American value of quality public education for every single child.