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Charters are vital tool in school reform

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The Charter School Amendment is an important education reform for Georgia. Statewide, the overall high school graduation rate hovers in the mid 60 percent range, and in many school districts serving mostly low income students the graduation rate is closer to the low 50 percent level.

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What's being said

  • Jim Lewis

    Let's not have for-profit elementary schools brought to us by the same people who brought us for-profit "college." Vote NO on the amendment!

  • Celia L. Murray

    For-profit companies running schools is a bad idea for Georgia's students. No doubt the companies awarded contracts to operate charter schools would be those with powerful political connections. Our children's education should not be for sale.

  • No To SIX

    The Charter School Amendment is the first step to turning our education system over to for-profit corporations and agenda-based private schools. Supporters of the Amendment include large corporations and Americans for Prosperity.

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