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Monday, June 13, 2011 - 12:23pm

Court Firm On Charter School Decision

The Georgia Supreme Court says it will not reconsider its decision to overturn part of the state’s charter-school law.

Last month the Court struck down the Georgia Charter Schools Commission, saying that the state could not legally open and fund charter schools over objections of local school boards.

State Attorney General Sam Olens and lawyers for three charter schools called the decision an “unprecedented step” in reducing the state’s role in education – and asked the Court to revisit the case. Today, the court said no.

Sixteen charter schools left in limbo by the decision are now trying to find other ways to open this fall. Some are going back to the local districts that originally refused to approve them. Others are petitioning to become state special schools.

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