Tag: Georgia Charter Schools Amendment

Charter Opponents Overplayed a Bad Hand and Lost Big

By Mike Klein Truthfully, the public charter schools constitutional amendment that Georgia voters approved Tuesday was a modest proposal that sends a message voters in the state will insist on public schools innovation, even small innovation which is where the state is with charter schools. The big stuff like linking teacher salaries to student academic performance and eliminating teacher tenure was voted on in other states.¬† We are not ready for those votes in Georgia. Perception is a significant percentage of reality. ¬†Imagine the national perception that would have been created if Georgia became the first state to vote against a constitutional amendment that sought to expand public charter school options for parents. The amendment prevailed with 58 percent and… View Article

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