Forum Tonight on Charter Schools Amendment

October 2, 2012

A public forum on the proposed charter schools amendment to the State Constitution that voters will decide on this November is taking place this evening.

The forum is set for 6 p.m. at the Tugaloo Center for the Performing Arts at Stephens County High School.

The amendment would change the state constitution to allow for the state to re-create a commission that could approve the creation of local charter schools that were rejected by a local Board of Education, with those charter schools then receiving state funding.

Opponents of the amendment say that a state agency creating and funding charter schools without local approval would take funding away from public school systems in Georgia at a time when school systems have faced numerous cuts.

Meanwhile, supporters of the charter schools amendment said that money will not be taken from public education and add that supporting the amendment will provide more choices for students and parents.

You Are Here:

WNEG > News > Forum Tonight on Charter Schools Amendment

NE Georgia Weather

Calendar

  • September 15, 2014The Currahee Thunder Equestrian Drill Team of Stephens County High School
  • October 23, 2014Hardman Farm Fall Guided Tours
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amFall Festival! 22nd Annual Martin Fall Festival
  • October 25, 2014 9:00 amA Big Book Bonanza
AEC v1.0.4