The chief architect of Georgia’s proposed school takeover law will advise the Atlanta schools on how to avoid becoming the legislation’s primary target.
The Atlanta school board hired Erin Hames, Gov. Nathan Deal’s deputy chief of staff for policy and legislative affairs, to help the district.
Proposed legislation would give the state the power to seize control of low-performing schools, convert them into charters, or shut them down. It would create a new statewide district to take control of Georgia’s most distressed schools.
A version of this article appeared in the August 19, 2015 edition of Education Week as Atlanta Hires Architect of State-Takeover Legislation