Georgia > Deal Considers Charter Schools for Inmates

| January 23, 2015

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ATLANTA  — Governor Nathan Deal says Georgia should use charter schools to help its prison inmates earn high school diplomas.

Deal spoke Thursday afternoon to lawmakers charged with reviewing his $45 billion spending plan. The proposal released Friday narrows spending cuts to public schools, gives state employees a small raise and hires more child welfare employees.

Deal limited his comments Thursday to criminal justice, which has become a signature issue for the Republican.

The governor says education is critical to helping people stay out of trouble when they are released. He also wants to expand the number of alternative courts and hire full-time teachers at state prisons. He says the changes will cost $12.2 million.

Lawmakers have held hearings all week on the proposal and return to the Capitol on Monday.

Associated Press

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  1. Tater Beauchamp says:

    Yea…how about no?