Do You Support The Charter Schools Amendment?

On Nov. 6, voters will decide if the state of Georgia can create charter schools, or will those decisions remain at the local levels.

In less than two weeks, voters will decide if Georgia can create a state commission authorizing charter schools.

The issue has stirred controversy all across metro Atlanta. Some Democratic leaders are calling the ballot biased and misleading. Others, however, are reaching across political aisles to support the amendment. On Saturday, Oct. 27, two state lawmakers - one Republican, the other a Democrat -headlined a rally in support of the amendment.

Do you support charter schools? Should Georgia be allowed to create a commission authorizing them, or should these decisions remain at the local school-board level?

Shelly November 05, 2012 at 12:54 PM
I support Charter Schools, but I do NOT support this amendment. We do not need to pay a governmental group millions of much needed dollars to do something that our local governments already have the ability to do. Under this amendment, it would actually take away more of the parents say so in their charter schools and how they are run. It would also burn through millions and millions of much needed dollars that are desperately needed in our public schools. Please do not support this amendment.
Jeff November 05, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Vote Yes. Better Education...with less money. Dont buy into the hype of taking away dollars. The dollars would shift do a better, more effecient way of teaching our children....WITHOUT the union BS that only cares about themselves vs the children.
Frank November 05, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Jeff: There's no guarantee - charters often do worse than their local school counterparts. Approval by an unelected, unaccountable commission will not lower costs for GA. The commission will be responsible for monitoring the charter schools it approves thus the creation of a new layer of government. Lastly, GA is a right to work state. No teacher union exists (i.e. collective bargaining is illegal in GA).
Ed Uktr November 05, 2012 at 11:35 PM
The teachers’ unions, represented locally by the Georgia Association of Educators, are steadfastly against education reform and parental choice. If the charter-schools amendment passes, the union strategy of fielding phony “Republicans” in local school board elections in order to block new charter school approvals—will ultimately prove less fruitful. Rent the film WAITING FOR SUPERMAN to learn more. Then do a Google search on “NEA” and “donations” and you’ll see that the National Education Association, GAE’s parent union, is a cash-cow for Democrats and every liberal-left pressure group in the news. Vote “YES” on the charter-schools amendment !


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