The Georgia Charter Schools Association has come under criticism for sending an email to school leaders asking for their help as the organization tried to arrange what appears to be a political ad.
The association's communications director, Nina Rubin, sent the email Thursday asking charter school officials to identify educators, school leaders and teachers willing to publicly support a proposed constitutional amendment that give state authorities power to create more charter schools. Voters will decide next month whether to approve the amendment.
"We are working under a very tight deadline to put together an ad that will run in local media with the names of Educators, School Leaders & Teachers who support public charter schools," Rubin wrote in the email, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "If you support Amendment One, and would like your name included, please send me the following information today or by noon tomorrow."