The State of Things in Georgia — Vote No on Amendment #1
by Bertis Downs, Athens GA parent and board member of Network for Public Education and Janet Kishbaugh, Atlanta parent and co-founder of Public Education Matters-Georgia
A big battle looms in Georgia, pitting the usual big-money, backroom supporters of a state takeover school district against the rest of us. It is the same battle being fought all over the country in the struggle against The Chaos Theory plan for public education “reform,” but in this instance those of us fighting against the persistent and well-funded forces of privatization and standardization have reason to be somewhat optimistic, despite the uphill battle we face.
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