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Friday, May 27, 2011 - 3:51am

State AG Wants Charter Ruling Reconsidered

The state and a handful of charter schools are asking the Georgia Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling overturning part of the state's charter school law.

Attorney General Sam Olens filed a request Thursday on behalf of Georgia Charter Schools Commission. A second request was filed by 16 schools opened by the commission in the last three years.

The state's highest court ruled May 16th that the commission is unconstitutional because it allows the state to approve and fund charter schools over the objection of local school boards.

The court rarely grants such requests and did not issue an immediate decision on the filing.

State lawmakers are considering introducing a constitutional amendment to address the court's ruling.