The Georgia “charter school” amendment isn’t really about charter
schools (which any school district in Georgia can already approve,
and many have): it’s about
giving an unelected committee in Atlanta
power to force us to pay extra local taxes to fund charter schools we don’t want.
However, since the pushers of that amendment say it’s about charter schools,
it’s worth reviewing that charter schools actually on average perform
no better or even worse than traditional public schools.
Let’s look at what the pushers hate most,
unionized public schools in Chicago.
and then let’s look at Georgia’s non-unionized public schools.
Several hundred people, mostly labor union members, rallied Saturday
at the Georgia Capitol against the state’s new law targeting illegal
immigrants. It was the latest in a string of actions by opponents to
protest the law.
The Rev. Al Sharpton told the crowd the law violates civil and human
rights and will lead to racial profiling of U.S. citizens and others
who are in the country legally.
“We’re going to stop it here before it goes any further to other
communities,” the New York-based minister and civil rights activist
said. “We cannot have a nation where, based on your language or your race,
determines your rights. Your rights must be determined by the fact that
we’re all equal.”