Sides still divided following Georgia charter schools amendment's passing
- With the passage of Georgia's charter schools amendment, many educators fear less funding and increased demonization of traditional public schools, as well as an increase in charter schools and the hiring of more non-certified teachers.
- The amendment's backers hope the reestablishment of a commission to review charter school applications will lead local school boards to be more thoughtful about the applications and open the door for more charter schools, though it remains unclear how many applications will be considered by the commission or how the state would cope financially with a flood of new charter schools.
- The charter commission's seven members will be chosen by the governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, and must be appointed by the state's Board of Education before its February meeting.
From the article:
With the bruising battle over the charter schools amendment in the state’s rear-view mirror, educators and politicians are focusing on what they believe comes next. Many educators fear the future will include more demonizing of and less funding for traditional public schools. They also worry that the amendment’s passage will mean more charter schools and the hiring of more non-certified teachers to work in them. ...
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