Monthly Archives: January 2012

I introduced HR 1162 last week, a constitutional amendment to allow state or local authorization of charter schools and provide for adequate funding. Parental influence and a classroom teacher are the most significant factors in a student’s academic success.  In that regard, I support providing parents and teachers with public school options that are best suit them. A link  to the bill: http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20112012/HR/1162 After several school boards filed suit, the state Supreme Court struck down HB 881 in a sharply divided 4-3 opinion in May 2011, saying it violated the principle of exclusive local control of general public education in Georgia’s constitution. A link  to the Supreme Court opinion: http://www.gasupreme.us/sc-op/pdf/s10a1773.pdf