Georgia’s early education program, once held up as one of the nation’s most advanced, has been scaled back amid years of budget cuts, with thousands of children on a waiting list to attend pre-kindergarten classes.
Don’t go there. That was the reaction among education groups in Georgia to Gov. Nathan Deal’s interest in a plan — implemented in Louisiana and Tennessee — that converts low-performing traditional public schools into charter schools and moves them from their local districts into a state ‘recovery district.
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