Happy crossover day, everyone. If a bill doesn’t pass out of its originating chamber today it’s basically dead until the next session.
Two of the big ones that have yet to pass are the universal voucher bill and a revised HB 243, which would let teachers with national board certification keep their bonuses.
But there are a few others that we haven’t blogged about yet.
HB 208 would require schools to offer a bilingual endorsement for high school graduates starting with July 2011. The state education department would develop the rules (and exams) to determine if students have mastered a second language.
Ideally, the languages students could become fluent in would reflect the needs of Georgia businesses. What do you think of this bill?
Are there any education issues you hoped Georgia Legislators would tackle but they haven’t?