Ga. Charter Schools Association Faulted for Political Email

Monday, October 22, 2012

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."

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