ATLANTA - With less than three weeks until the General Election, one issue with loud voices on both sides on the Georgia ballot is the issue of charter schools.
The proposed amendment to the state constitution would allow the state to bypass local school boards in approving charter schools.
There is already an existing charter school system in place in Georgia, but a court ruled it unconstitutional when the system was challenged. The issue will now be decided by voters on Election Day.
State Rep. Rahn Mayo (D -Decatur) and State Sen. Vincent Fort (D - Atlanta) clashed over the measure in a debate on 11Alive's Daily 11@7 Thursday evening. You can watch the exchange above.