Georgia voters OK big change for charter schools

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  • Georgia voters passed an amendment that changes approval system for charter schools
  • Ron Clark, founder of the Ron Clark Academy, weighs in on what it means for Georgia's education system

Charter schools are a relatively new trend in education, and as more school systems continue to fail, charter schools are becoming increasingly popular. This election, there were two main amendments related to charter schools on the table. In Washington, voters opened the doors to creating the first charter schools in that state, and the amendment narrowly passed.

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In Georgia, voters passed an amendment creating an independent commission that approves charters. Previously, school districts were in charge of making that decision.

Ron Clark founded the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, five years ago. He's had great success with students in his school, so we asked him to weigh in on what this new amendment means for Georgia schools, Georgia teachers and Georgia families.

 

 

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