Charter Schools

GA, WA Voters To Decide on Charter Schools

Both may expand choice for families trapped in government holding pens

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Today, voters in Georgia and Washington will decide the future of charter schools in their state.

On the ballot in Georgia is an amendment to the state constitution that, if approved, will re-establish a state commission to authorize new charter schools. According to CNN, the commission would include individuals appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor and state House speaker, who would have the power to approve a charter school petition that had been denied by a local school board and the State Board of Education.