And now Georgia has joined the club of filmmakers, as filmmakers in the Peach State just finished a movie that documents education reform initiatives there.
Making the Grade, a short documentary premiering in multiple Georgia locations on January 5, tells of the educational realities - as well as the options - in a state home to nearly 10,000 private school choice students.
- 61,000 Georgia students failed to graduate in 2010—that’s enough students to fill the Georgia Dome.
- Georgia ranks 46th in nation based on graduation rates.
- Only three out of every 10 students is proficient in math and reading.
Parent Heather Patton talks about how the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship has allowed her son, Jackson, to thrive in a private school that specializes in handling Jackson’s autism.