An article in Sunday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution documents a disappointing shift in the state of Georgia’s education priorities. While public education funding is severely cut – both the HOPE Scholarship and the university system’s appropriations have been hit – the state continues to generously support private universities. The article notes the huge political contributions made by private university leaders $110,000 by the leadership of Mercer University alone. Clara Green, a GSPHE member, is quoted in the article as saying that the difference between the cuts for public and private schools is shocking. “It shows an obvious hypocrisy in all the cuts,” she said. “They say they care about education, but they only care about education for some.”
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