Democrats in the state Senate have unveiled a counterproposal to Gov. Deal's plan for failing schools.
The Governor wants to create a so–called "opportunity school district" that would have broad power to take over the state's lowest performing public schools.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the plan from Senate Democrats would give grants to schools. They could use the money to offer health services, job training, tutoring, and even child care.
Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson says the proposal focuses on the underlying causes of low–performing schools.
A spokesman for Deal tells the paper that the Governor might be willing to add the Democratic plan to his own proposal.