Georgia Senate Head Wants Statewide Vouchers Implemented ‘Yesterday’ | Talking Points Memo

Building on the federal support from Mitt Romney and the recent, far-reaching implementation in Louisiana, Georgia’s Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) is the latest public figure calling for voucher expansion to deal with his state’s struggling public schools. During a debate last week with Brandon Beach for Rogers’s current seat, the Senate head revealed that he believed a statewide voucher system should have been implemented “yesterday.”“How quickly should we do it? Yesterday,” Rogers told the audience. “We’ll finally have a market-based system where the best education schools in the system deliver a product to children and parents that they want … not a system that says, ‘Because you live at 123 Elm Street you must go to this school over here.’ That’s craziness.”

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