Last week, Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) reiterated his long-time support for Georgia students through his fight to expand educational opportunities to all families.
His comments drew the typical, misleading statements from certain parts of the education establishment that continues to fight for control and the status quo rather than what’s best for children (“Rogers’ remarks on vouchers draw ire” July 13).
Contrary to statements made by Cherokee School Board member Mike Chapman, leading research consistently shows that private school choice recipients make strong academic gains in comparison with their public school counterparts. Furthermore, research shows that these programs actually improve public school performance. Such advantages overwhelmingly benefit the low-income students enrolled in the vast majority of scholarship programs across the country.
We commend Rogers and all who are working to expand school choice in Georgia and improve education for all students.
Center for an Educated Georgia at Georgia Family Council