Amendment 1: Opportunity School District
Early voting has begun in Georgia, including on Amendment 1, the Opportunity School District proposal backed by Gov. Nathan Deal. Amendment 1 ballot language reads: “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow the state to intervene in chronically failing public schools in order to improve student performance?”
If you’re on the fence about Amendment 1, which, if passed, would allow state government to take over some failing schools and the taxpayer funds that go with them, check out our December 2015 feature, “Studying Georgia’s Opportunity School District,” by Susan Percy.
The article looks at both sides of the issue and includes interviews with educators and experts from the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, the Georgia School Boards Association and StudentsFirstGA.