Atlanta charter schools fight for funding at Georgia Supreme Court

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A lawyer for Atlanta Public Schools told the Georgia Supreme Court today that the school district probably wouldn’t approve new charter schools unless they help pay off old an old pension debt.

Creating new charters would cause the pension debt burden to increasingly fall on traditional schools, said attorney Thomas Cox.

“I don’t see how in good faith any Atlanta board member could vote to approve a new charter school,” Cox said. “It’s going to decrease the amount available to other schools.”

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