Rift Emerges on Ga. Charter-Panel Proposal
Georgia voters will decide in November whether to approve a constitutional amendment to create a state-level commission that can authorize charter schools. And the state's schools chief wants them to vote "no."
John Barge, the state's elected schools superintendent, recently announced that he opposes the measure, which was placed on the ballot by legislative vote earlier this year. In taking that stance, Mr. Barge, a Republican, is bucking a lot of elected officials in his party, including Gov. Nathan Deal, who supports the measure, and GOP state lawmakers, who...
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