Ga. Dept of Ed Is Neutral on Charter Amendment

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Georgia Department of Education is scrolling an alert on its home page telling the public that it takes no position on the contentious charter schools amendment.

The alert, scrolled across the top of the department’s home page, tells viewers: “The Georgia Department of Education takes no position on the Charter School Constitutional Amendment.”

Last week, an Atlanta attorney complained to the state Board of Education that Georgia Schools Superintendent John Barge was illegally using department resources to urge the public not to support the charter schools amendment, which would underscore the state’s ability to authorize charter schools and establish a commission to consider applications for them.

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