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Report: A declining birth rate could spell trouble for the economy

Report: A declining birth rate could spell trouble for the economy

When the great recession hit in 2007, economists weren't surprised to find that young couples held off on starting families. However, ten years later, they've found that the birth rate hasn't yet bounced back. Now, some experts fear that fewer babies could equal...

Legislators Being Thanked for Supporting School Choice

Legislators Being Thanked for Supporting School Choice

As children across the state are returning for a new school year, Georgia’s legislators are being featured on digital ads because they voted in favor of school choice. The Georgia Center for Opportunity released a Legislative Report Card earlier in the summer which...

You can’t fix the past, you can improve the future

You can’t fix the past, you can improve the future

John F. Kennedy once stated “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” But according to a new study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation called 2017 Kids Count Data Book, the future for Georgia’s children appears dismal.

Freakonomics: ‘Poverty and family structure are intertwined’

Freakonomics: ‘Poverty and family structure are intertwined’

Freakonomics is the popular podcast that aims to expose the "hidden side of everything" by applying economics research to everyday realities. In a recent episode, they sought to understand why marriage is on the decline. Their conclusion was staggering: there is a...

GCO Goes to the Nation’s Capitol

GCO Goes to the Nation’s Capitol

On June 28th, GCO's Eric Cochling traveled to Washington, D.C. to be part of the Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform meeting, which took an in-depth look into "programs and legislation aimed at rehabilitating offenders, facilitating a successful...

Three Keys to Millennial Success in Georgia

Three Keys to Millennial Success in Georgia

By: Randy Hicks and W. Bradford Wilcox Although young men and women are taking what seems like a dizzying array of paths into adulthood these days, one path stands out as maximizing their shot at the American Dream: what scholars Ron Haskins and Isabel Sawhill have...

GCO Seeking Experienced Communications Manager

GCO Seeking Experienced Communications Manager

GCO is seeking an experienced Communications Manager to manage and execute on our communications strategy and day-to-day communications needs in cooperation with other team members. We are especially interested in candidates who want to grow with the organization and...

School Choice Vouchers: Keep an Open Mind

School Choice Vouchers: Keep an Open Mind

Earlier this month New York Times columnist David Leonhardt joined the nationwide conversation with his article — “School Vouchers Aren’t Working, but Choice Is”—tackling the crucial issues of charter schools and vouchers in the broader school choice debate. Mr....

Will Work for Happiness

Will Work for Happiness

America was founded on the principle that people should have the opportunity to flourish, to live out their dreams - to be happy. Our country’s forefathers cherished this important truth so much they included it in the United States’ Declaration of Independence....

Georgia’s Failing Future

Georgia’s Failing Future

“Children of today are the leaders of tomorrow and education is a very important weapon to prepare children for their future roles as leaders of the community.” – Nelson Mandela The Georgia Department of Labor recently released a list of the state’s chronically...

MEDIA MENTIONS

New GCO Report: A High Price to Pay

GCO's latest report provides solutions that aim to minimize the role debt has in driving recidivism rates. Offenders often leave prison owing tens of thousands of dollars in debt, creating serious obstacles to a successful reentry. The state expects returning...

A Reflection on a Norman Rockwell Classic

On September 25, 1954, the cover of The Saturday Evening Post featured what would become one of Norman Rockwell’s most iconic and revered paintings. It’s called “Breaking Home Ties” and it tells a poignant story: A father and son sit side-by-side on the running board...

A Real Chance to Prosper Event Recap

Georgia Center for Opportunity’s annual fundraiser, a Real Chance to Prosper, on December 4th was a great success. It brought together around 200 people at the newly opened College Football Hall of Fame for a night celebrating the legacy of the late Jack Kemp and...

FEC “Dark Money” Search Could Hurt Nonprofits

The following is a special report for Georgia Center for Opportunity by Mike Klein. Mike's other work may be found here. Video from the Atlanta session may be seen here: While voters fixate on an election next week that could change Washington’s balance of power, some...

Fundraiser special guests: Jeff and Jimmy Kemp

GCO is thrilled to have Jeff and Jimmy Kemp join us at our annual fundraiser on December 4, 2014 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Jeff and Jimmy will be with us to share recollections of their father, the late Jack Kemp, and discuss why his legacy...

Breakthrough Ambassadors College Campus Tour

Visit Duke and UNC Chapel Hill on 11/23/14 - 11/24/14 with Breakthrough Ambassadors. The tour is open to parents and 10th - 12th grade high school students. Check out this fantastic opportunity through Breakthrough Ambassadors to visit UNC Chapel Hill and Duke for an...

Junior Achievement’s BizTown: Where Students Become Professionals

Junior Achievement (JA) of Georgia  has created an interactive, marketplace environment where children’s dreams about future careers actually come to life. Set in the fictitious community of JA BizTown, students have the opportunity to experience a day-in-the-life of...

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DownloadGeorgia School Choice Handbook

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Deep Red Valleys Report

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Georgia's Welfare System Reference Guide

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An Alternative To Incarceration

An Alternative To Incarceration

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A High Price To Pay

A High Price To Pay

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Increasing Employment Opportunities For Ex-Offenders

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Prisoner Reentry | The State of Corrections

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Prisoner Reentry

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Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare for Low-Income Uninsured Georgians

Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare for Low-Income Uninsured Georgians

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Disincentives for Work and Marriage in Georgia's Welfare System White Paper

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Disincentives for Work and Marriage in Georgia's Welfare SystemExecutive Summary

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