Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools | People
ATLANTA -- United States Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) has expressed his support for Georgia's charter schools and applauded those working to expand the charter system on behalf of children, families and communities across the state.
The week of May 2 is National Charter Schools Week.
"Georgia's excellent charter school sector continues to raise the bar for educational standards, and I applaud the Georgia Charter Schools Association for their commitment to education," said Sen. Chambliss. "Charter schools' emphasis on empowering parents with public school choice, innovation and local control provide quality alternatives for many families, and they give our students a good foundation to succeed. I am once again proud to offer my praise for Georgia's charter schools during National Charter Schools Week."
Charter schools in Georgia have grown from 37 six years ago to 170 this school year.
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the charter school movement, ranked Georgia seventh in this year's national ranking of state charter school laws.
This noteworthy ranking highlights Georgia's commitment to chartering as an opportunity to continue as a regional leader in the United States and around the world.
Currently, there are more than 1.6 million students enrolled in charter schools across the nation.