Power Talk Exclusive Interview: Voters Sue Governor Nathan Deal On Charter School Amendment

October 30, 2012 9:26 AM
Power Talk Exclusive Interview: Voters Sue  Governor Nathan Deal On Charter School Amendment
" Today on Power Talk with Lorraine Jacques-White we talked about the Charter School Amendment vote.  The controversy over the vote is mainly related to Governor Deal and his office having control over Charter Schools versus the Public School System.  Our special guest was Rev. Timothy McDonald,senior pastor at First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta.

A public school teacher and Atlanta minister have filed a lawsuit in Fulton Superior Court against members of the Georgia government over the language of the Nov. 6 ballot as it pertains to charter schools.

The lawsuit, filed by Dalton teacher Beverly Hedges and Rev. Timothy McDonald, names Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp as co-defendants. The complaint alleges that Gov. Deal used language in the preamble to the ballot question and the ballot question itself that is misleading and that was not passed by the General Assembly.

This is how the ballot language currently appears:

Provides for improving student achievement and parental involvement through more public school options "

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