Daily Update January 29, 2016 -  Governor's plan would create a school district of minority students in poverty, critics say

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Governor's plan would create a school district of minority students in poverty, critics say


LEE SHEARER - Athens Banner-Herald

The wording of a proposed constitutional amendment to the Georgia constitution sounds helpful: “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow the state to intervene in chronically failing public schools in order to improve student performance?”

But in fact, the amendment would create an entirely new school system in Georgia, nearly all of its students minority, poor and living in inner cities, according to skeptics meeting in an Athens church on Monday.

If voters say yes, the amendment authorizes the governor to create a so-called “Opportunity School district of up to 100 of those ‘chronically failing public schools,’ ” under the supervision of a superintendent appointed by the governor.

http://onlineathens.com/mobile/2016-01-26/governors-plan-would-create-school-district-minority-students-poverty-critics-say


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