Friday, February 22, 2013
District 39 Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan (D-Austell) will host a call for parents to learn more about House Bill 123.
Friday, February 22
State Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan (D-Austell) will host a free conference call to give parents an opportunity to learn more about House Bill 123—the “Parent Trigger” bill currently under consideration in the Georgia General Assembly. Anyone who would like to participate in the call should send their email address and phone number to email@example.com. The call will take place 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26. “This could be parent engagement at its height,” said Rep. Morgan. “With legislation this important we need to hear from parents to ensure their voices are included in this debate. I'm hosting this call to provide information and to listen to one of the most important stakeholder groups in education, parents.” HB 123 provides…
Monday, July 9, 2012
Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan has served 10 years as South Cobb's representative in Georgia's House of Representatives and has held 100 town hall meetings while in office.
Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan has served as South Cobb's District 39 House Representative for a decade, and is seeking to serve another term. The 33-year-old mother lives in Austell with her husband, Cobb Board of Education Vice Chairman David Morgan, and their son, Rashan and daughter, Lailah. She has lived in South Cobb for 12 years. She is a small business owner, published author, and frequent lecturer and trainer in the area of leadership development. She was also the youngest female representative to ever serve in Georgia's House of Representatives when she was elected at 23. South Cobb Patch asked her to tell readers a little more about herself, her experience in office and plans for the future. Why did you decide to run for District 39 …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The District 39 Representative gave a legislative update and explained why HR 1162 for charter schools needs approval in November.
State Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan (D-Austell) held a town hall meeting Wednesday at the South Cobb Recreation Center to give an overview of the 2012 legislative session and to address the hot topic of charter schools. About 25 residents attended the forum, which also featured Georgia Charter Schools Association President Tony Roberts speaking on what charter schools are and how they can serve as a public school option for parents. The charter school discussion also included information about House Resolution 1162, a constitutional amendment that Morgan co-sponsored that would allow the state to authorize charter schools. "It was amazing the darts that got thrown from people in my own party," said Morgan in addressing why fellow Democrats in …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
If approved, the measure would allow Georgians to vote in November on a proposed constitutional amendment to restore the state's power to approve charter schools.
The Senate on Wednesday tabled House Resolution 1162, which would allow Georgians to vote in November on a proposed constitutional amendment to restore the state's power to approve charter schools. Ever since a May 16 Supreme Court of Georgia ruling dissolved the commission that approved 16 state-commissioned charter schools, proponents of school choice–like Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan (D-Austell)– have worked to reverse the 4-3 ruling that left a number of charters scrambling to find ways to open their doors in time for the start of the 2011-12 school year. Austell Rep. David Wilkerson issued a statement about his opposition to the resolution on Feb. 15. Nine days later, the American Federation for Children released Wilkerson's answers to …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
On Thursday, Rep. Alisha Morgan was presented with an Impact Award from the Georgia Charter School Association.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
State Rep. Alisha Morgan (D-Austell) received the Impact Award Thursday from the Georgia Charter School Association, the highest award given to an individual by the organization. GCSA presented the award to Morgan at the Georgia Charter School Conference in Macon, where she was serving as a guest speaker. “I was completely surprised and of course humbled,” said Morgan. “We don't do this work for the accolades, but it sure is heartwarming to be recognized with such an esteemed award by my fellow warriors in the education reform movement.” During her speech at the conference, Morgan discussed the need for charter schools, and education in general, to put the best interests of students first and she urged participants not to make this …