The future of Georgia’s children took center stage Wednesday, as members of the Georgia House of Representatives pushed party lines aside and approved legislation aimed at turning around the state’s low-performing schools. House Bill 338, authored by Rep. Kevin Tanner (R-Dawsonville), passed by a vote of 138-37, with support from Republicans and Democrats.
“We’re talking about the future of our children,” said Minority leader Stacey Abrams, (D-Atlanta) who encouraged members of the House to support the bill. Abrams has been working with Tanner on the bill throughout the process, and even named several key members of the Democratic caucus to work on the legislation with Tanner.
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