Opportunity School District rejected

Georgia voters rejected the ballot question to amend the state constitution and allow a state takeover of the worst performing schools.  

Six of ten votes cast on Amendment 1 were against the proposal, which would have established a statewide Opportunity School District.  

The district would have been run by a new state agency with authority to take schools deemed to be “chronically failing” from the control of local school boards.

Read all about it at myAJC.com.

» Complete AJC Election Results

If voters agree to Amendment 1, they’ll be approving a change to the state constitution. Opponents and proponents are making claims in their competing ads about what the change would accomplish. This is what it would actually do. (Erica A. Hernandez)

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