(This editorial was published April 21 by the Augusta Chronicle)
There was a “Save Our Schools” rally Saturday in Hephzibah to oppose state-approved charter schools. Save our schools? From what? Other schools? And why? Because today’s schools are doing so well?
“I think we ought to be talking about Saving Our Children,” says Dr. Tony Roberts, president and CEO of the Georgia Charter Schools Association.
Absolutely. And that’s what the Georgia General Assembly had in mind when it approved House Resolution 1162 this year. The proposed constitutional amendment, which must be approved by voters in November, would grant the state explicit authority to approve and fund public charter schools when local districts refuse to do so.
You would think the…