Thu., August 9, 2012 10:30am (EDT)

Attention Turns To Charter School Question
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Voters will decide in November whether the Georgia constitution should be amended to guarantee the state's power to authorize and fund charter schools. Political attention is shifting to the new battle after most Georgia voters decided against a transportation tax last week. (Photo Courtesy of capl@washjeff.edu.)
Voters will decide in November whether the Georgia constitution should be amended to guarantee the state's power to authorize and fund charter schools. Political attention is shifting to the new battle after most Georgia voters decided against a transportation tax last week. (Photo Courtesy of capl@washjeff.edu.)
After most Georgia voters decided against a transportation tax, political attention is shifting to a new battle involving charter schools.

At issue is whether the Georgia constitution should be amended to guarantee the state's power to authorize and fund charter schools.

Georgia voters will decide the issue when they go to the polls in November.

Backers of the constitutional amendment fear that without a stamp of approval from voters this fall, the state's power to authorize and fund charter schools could come under legal threat.

Opponents maintain that charter schools take money from the public school system, and many Democrats oppose the new amendment.