The number one thing we can do for economic development is to provide a well-educated workforce. The current funding formulas for education ensure metro Atlanta systems are flush with cash and leave rural systems holding the bag.
Rural Georgians can’t tax themselves into education prosperity.
Blake has ideas on reforming education funding through a more fair sales tax instead of the property tax mechanism. While this may take years to research and come up with specific policy and legislative proposals, immediate measures must be taken to make sure teachers are able to do what they most desire to do . . . teach.
Senator Lindsey Tippens (R – Cobb County) has proposed a bill reducing the number of standardized tests. This is an area where Blake believes metro and rural legislators can agree and work as a team to make our education system work better for our children.
Blake believes our local school boards are in the best position to determine testing requirements, teacher qualifications, and size and scope of classes.
We need Blake Tillery!
If we elect Blake Tillery, he will listen to our teachers, parents and administrators then come up with innovative solutions to move our education system forward. Let’s elect Blake.