Listen to the students.
On this link there is a terrific video by two Georgia students who explain why voters should turn down a constitutional amendment on charter schools.
Georgia has over 130 charter schools.
The charter schools do not outperform the public schools.
Some local school boards have turned down new charters.
So the Governor has put an amendment to the Constitution on the ballot allowing him to create a commission to override local control. This idea comes from the corporate-controlled reactionary organization ALEC.
The state superintendent John Barge, WHO WAS ELECTED, NOT appointed by Governor Deal AS I ORIGINALLY WROTE, opposes the amendment.
So do PTAs and the NAACP and local school boards.
The amendment would set up a costly new bureaucracy.
It will cost $430 million.
It would undermine local control.
It would take money away from public schools.
It would give more money to charter schools than public schools receive.