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Common Sense Proving Not So Common in Georgia

Posted By Conn Carroll On May 6, 2008 @ 11:14 am In Education | Comments Disabled

Last month we blogged [1] on the remarkable progress Georgia had recently made in advancing equal opportunity in school choice. But now it appears that Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) is becoming a barrier to successful reform. Redstate [2]‘s Erick Erickson reports:

Georgia House Bill 881 is legislation in Georgia to help improve the conditions in which charter schools grow. Given the mess in Clayton County, Georgia, the first school district in the nation to lose its accreditation in over a decade, and the kids who are stuck down there, I am really surprised Governor Sonny Perdue hasn’t signed this legislation — it’s just common sense reform to prevent local school boards like Clayton County from shutting down charter schools without cause and the legislation provides adequate funding and freedom for charter schools.

Signing the bill would be a great way for Perdue to celebrate National Charter Schools Week [3].


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[1] blogged: http://www.foundry.org/2008/04/25/expanding-choice-the-georgia-case-study/

[2] Redstate: http://www.redstate.com/stories/state_politics/why_wont_sonny_perdue_sign_h_b_881_this_really_is_for_the_children_and_not_in_a_socialist_anti_freedom_wa

[3] National Charter Schools Week: http://www.foundry.org/2008/05/05/celebrating-growth-in-educational-choice/

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