The issue of Georgia taxpayers’ dollars supporting private schools is at the center of a new debate. A 2008 law allows Georgians to take a tax credit after making a charitable donation to certain private schools and student scholarship organization but Monday the Southern Education Foundation filed a complaint about the tax credit to the Georgia Department of Revenue.
A Savannah-shot film gets its national debut this weekend. Robert Redford's "The Conspirator" tells the story of the lone woman charged in President Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Savannah stands in for Civil War era Washington D.C. and gets a lot of screen time. So do extras like Philip Aultman, who appears about a dozen times.
Democrats in the state House have introduced a few education measures. The bills address cyber bullying, parental involvement in public schools and the more controversial public dollars funding private institutions.