Posted: 11:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Staff writer Ty Tagami contributed to this article.
Voters passed a constitutional amendment creating a new state body with the power to approve charter schools. The amendment sparked bitter debate and that continues. At issue is whether the ballot language misled voters and whether that was the objective.
The preamble read:
“Provides for improving student achievement and parental involvement through more public school options.”
“Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities?”
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