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Silicon Valley boom eludes many, drives income gap

...twice that.Those firms, meantime, are increasingly opting to build their own infrastructure rather than depend on public systems and have become social bubbles, with their own child-care centers, cafes, dry cleaning services, gyms, onsite...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-09/silicon-valley-boom-eludes-many-dri
Charter schools group makes pitch

...that can approve charter schools even if a local district objects. Opponents said the schools divert money away from public systems and lack the accountability.Rebecca and Andy Nelson, who have a daughterat Tutt Middle School, attended the meeting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-06-17/charter-schools-group-mak
Democratic voters say no to charter school amendment

...teacher supplements, supplies, health care costs, buses and other expenses, Garrett said.When children leave a public system for a charter school, Garrett said, money is sucked out of the district for those costs, too. "(Tuesday's) vote...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2012-08-01/democratic-vot
Richmond County Board of Education plans forum against charter school amendment

...have come out against the amendment, saying state-run charters will divert money away from an already underfunded public system.Board members have said they are not against the concept of charter schools but are against having a state-run...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-09-26/richmond-county-board-edu
Georgia Constitutional Amendments: Yes

...period, local school boards around the state had rejected 52 of 56 charter school applications.Yet, in no other public system than charter schools do parents and teachers have more say in a child's education.Again, the public school bureaucracy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2012-11-04/georgia-constitutiona
Bus management company details plan

...really for a more robust system. He said he favored a public system and wondered if hiring a private management consultant...same improvements Mobility offered."If it remains a public system, you have total control of all of it," Johnson said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-05-05/bus-management-company-detai
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Sanford backs education candidate

...provide tax credits to parents who put their children in private schools or transferred them to other schools within the public system. Mrs. Floyd said she would "convene a stakeholders meeting" to explore the tax credit option but stopped short...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/10/met_84792.shtml
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Senator touts medical accounts

...collapse." Although a national prescription drug program for seniors has created problems, it has shown a private-public system can work, and that may build support for sweeping changes in paying for health care, he said. "Senior citizens...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/22/met_58617.shtml
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Couples urge partner benefits

...Harvard, Stanford and Yale universities began offering domestic-partner benefits to employees in the 1990s, and public systems in California, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire and New York also have changed their policies to include same-sex...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/16/met_364350.shtml
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Where the smart is

...children. The Aiken couple have seen the benefits of the public system and home schooling, and they prefer home schooling...to compare home-schooled pupils with those in the public systems. "Home-school children are in an ideal setting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/26/met_347663.shtml
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