While most attention this fall will be focused on Georgia’s presidential ballot, voters across the state will also get to vote on failing schools, trauma care funding, judicial oversight and help for victims of sex trafficking.
The Georgia Secretary of State's Office has published a summary of four proposed constitutional amendments that will also be on the ballot in November. The summary can be found in the agency's website, www.sos.ga.gov.
The most notable among the four is a question whether to allow the state to take control of local schools deemed to be perennially failing. The measure, which would create a so-called "Opportunity School District" statewide, is a signature issue for Gov. Nathan Deal but has been met with howls of protest from educators who say it misses the point of why those schools are struggling.