Where I come from, that’s what we call people who occupy property that doesn’t belong to them.
But now, Gov. Nathan Deal wants to change Georgia’s constitution to allow him to come into your neighborhood and take the school building, the books, the computers – even the playground equipment.
And there won’t be anything you can do to stop him.
That’s right. Gov. Deal is determined to create a state-occupied school system – one that answers only to him.
We don’t need Occupied School Districts in Georgia.
But the only thing stopping Gov. Deal from this hostile takeover of 100 schools is a vote that will happen in the Georgia House of Representatives this week.
That’s why we must act TODAY to stop the state takeover of our local schools.
Today we’ve launched a campaign to stop Gov. Deal’s Occupied School Districts.
Your signature on this petition will generate an email to your state representative asking him or her to vote “NO” on Gov. Deal’s plan to occupy our local schools.
What happens next is up to you.
Do you want to give the complete power to close your neighborhood school to an Atlanta bureaucrat who answers only to Gov. Deal? Do you want this Atlanta bureaucrat to tell your local school board they can’t even use the building?
That’s exactly what will happen if Gov. Deal gets his way.
This new law would allow Gov. Nathan Deal to take over 100 local schools and put them under the control of an Education Czar who answers only to him, not to parents or local taxpayers.
Gov. Deal claims that this bill is about school performance – but there isn’t one word in the legislation about strategies to improve student achievement.
Instead, the governor’s bill focuses on changing the constitution so the state can confiscate local school buildings and property, seize the funding and turn it all over to a for-profit corporation to manage.
This isn’t an education bill – it’s a real estate bill!
We must act today to stop the state takeover of our local schools.
Your voice does make a difference because your lawmakers know that one day soon, they will be asking for your vote again. But we must act quickly because this bill could come to a vote any minute!
Together, we can stop Gov. Deal’s school takeover plan right now by urging our legislators to vote “No” on SB 133.