We believe in the concept of charter schools. We feel that a charter school, if run right, allows parents and the children who attend the school to control their own education.
Of course this concept doesn’t work for all students or parents; it takes complete involvement by both to make this work.
We also think that charter schools still need to be under the umbrella of elected school boards and school administrators.
Those elected officials and school administrators need to understand that they need to give the charter schools the leeway to prosper.
That is why we disagree with the Georgia Charter School Commission decision to create state charter schools that do not have to answer to a local authority. We don’t want the state or any other appointed authority being able to circumvent the wishes of our local community.
We support the Newton County Board of Education challenging this decision
The Charter Commission has overstepped its mandate in coming up with this decision.