You know the old saying, "if you keep doing the same thing, you will get the same results." How many years have the local boards of education had control of the school systems? Any significant changes? Time for the stakeholders to rise up to the teachers unions and local boards. How many "directors" make over $100,000 at the central office? That is essentially three "teachers" salaries. This amendment is for accountability, less money at central offices, performance rewards, tougher currriculum, and so much more!
This amendment will allow parents to have a CHOICE when it comes to their child's education, regardless if where they live. Local control should not mean exclusive control of our schools.
Read Rep. Ed Lindsey's article on why to vote yes
There are no teachers unions in Georgia. Please take your canned talking points and come back when you can make a reasoned argument on your own.
Any charter school application that is denied by a local board can already appeal the denial. The mechanism is already in place via our state school board. This is adding another layer of government so as to siphon off more money from the local public schools. Anyone who thinks otherwise simply needs to follow the money trail. Who is backing this amendment?