MARCH 27, 2018
ATLANTA, GA – We are truly saddened by the death of former Georgia Governor Zell Miller. Miller was a true champion for education. He helped pave the way for the more than 86,000 children who are enrolled in a Georgia public charter school today. In 1993, he signed a law allowing for conversion charter schools. In 1998, Miller took an even larger step by signing an act that led to the creation of startup charter schools throughout Georgia. Twenty years later, we reflect on his life and legacy and are grateful for all that he did to benefit the state’s public school students.
About Georgia Charter Schools Association
The Georgia Charter Schools Association is a nonprofit membership organization for Georgia’s public charter schools and petitioners. Our mission is to advocate for, foster and support autonomous, high-quality charter public schools throughout Georgia. We believe every child in Georgia should have equal access to a high-quality, transformative public education.