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What Happens Now That Charter School Amendment Has Passed?

Parents now have a choice - but does more choices translate to better choices?

The heated debate over Charter Schools ended Nov. 6, 2012 when the majority of voters cast their ballots in favor of allowing the state to grant charter schools.

In 2013 the General Assembly will be setting up a new Charter School Commission, similar to the one that was struck down in 2011 when the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional. The new commission will have the authority to approve - and fund - schools without the approval of local school boards.

In the future as more charter schools open parents will have more choices on where to send their children - their neighborhood public school - or a publicly funded charter school.

But are Charter Schools the answer to Georgia's dilemma as one of the lowest-ranked states in the nation in education? What do you think?

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