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Say “YES” to Public Charter Schools on November 6th

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What will the November question say?
“Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities?"


If such amendment shall be ratified as provided in said Paragraph of the Constitution, it shall become a part of the Constitution of this state.


We need you to not only say yes, but to send this link to everyone you know and encourage them to say “YES” too!


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Our children's education should not be limited by their zip code!


Each child is different, and parents should be able to choose between a neighborhood, charter, magnet, theme or virtual school.


We as parents believe that our tax dollars should fund the schools our children attend by choice. Voting “YES” on November 6 is the first step to give parents a voice in education options in their own community.


The Charter Amendment will appear on the November 6, 2012 ballot.  The measure gives the state the right to create public charter schools in addition to local boards of education.  


Statewide alternative authorizers are commonplace around the United States, affording public charter schools the true autonomy with proper oversight (accountability) not afforded by most local boards of education.


Local school boards don’t always approve good charters because they don’t want the competition. Some school districts have lots of good performing schools. Others, however, do not, and the bad schools remain open year after year, failing the students, parents and taxpayers of the district. Charter schools are held accountable. If they do not meet the standards they commit to, their charter is not renewed. In the same way that an unsuccessful business eventually must close their doors, unsuccessful schools should not be allowed to remain open indefinitely.  



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