When: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Networking: 6:30 pm
Meeting: 7:00 pm
Where: Summit Office Park
3651 Mars Hill Road, Building 1400
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Speaker: Jerri Nims Rooker, JD
Statewide Outreach Director, Brighter Georgia Education Coalition
Jerri is a policy lawyer whose work focuses on K-12 education and healthcare policy in the United States. She currently leads the statewide educational efforts of the Brighter Georgia Education Coalition, a nonprofit and nonpartisan group of education organizations working together to ensure that all of Georgia’s students have access to a quality public education.
Jerri will discuss public charter schools, their current status in Georgia, and the charter schools amendment on the upcoming November ballot. Topics will include the similarities and differences between public charter schools and traditional public schools, types of charter schools, charter school funding and accountability, and the impact of the charter schools amendment on public education in Georgia.
We look forward to seeing you on October 4th!