Superintendent candidates participate in debate

(WXIA) -- Georgia voters will make a big decision when they head to the polls Tuesday -- who will become the next state school superintendent.

Republican candidates for the position participated in a debate at the Atlanta Press Club Sunday night. It was moderated by 11Alive education reporter Donna Lowry.

One of the major topics of discussion was the proposed charter school amendment. Candidates also debated Common Core, the controversial set of classroom standards designed to put all American students on equal footing.

Fifteen people -- nine Republicans and six Democrats -- are vying to become the next state school superintendent. The winner will succeed Dr. John Barge, who is challenging Gov. Nathan Deal in the Republican primary.

Watch the debate at gpb.org.


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