We don’t know the details for school takeover 2.0 but we do know that Gov. Nathan Deal isn’t listening to the people of Georgia. Even though 60 percent of Georgians voted against school takeover, Deal is working on another plan that will be equally bad for Georgia’s students.
Although voters said no, Deal is working on pushing a new plan through state legislature. The AJC has reported that part of the plan could include students being offered “vouchers or other help in switching to other schools.” Vouchers are programs where public money is given to students to attend private schools, including religious schools. The money used for vouchers takes away the funding of valuable positions, such as reading specialists and family involvement specialists, from public schools.
Deal wants to take local money and local control and hand it over to out-of-state, for-profit corporations. We have to continue to keep our schools local and under community control.
If Deal swindles Georgians by passing school takeover 2.0, valuable resources that students need will go right into the pockets of Deal and his cronies. Tell the governor that we will not let him hand our schools over to out-of-state, for-profit corporations.
You can be heard: Call Deal’s office at (404) 656-1776.
If Deal knows what Georgians think about the takeover, why is he bringing it back?