Local control best for schoolsI must disagree with my friend Lawrence Reed’s column endorsing the proposed charter school amendment on Georgia ballots Nov. 6. Mr. Reed’s advocacy was primarily based on his Michigan experience. Georgia ain’t Michigan — thank goodness.
Reed wrote that choice was his primary reason for supporting the amendment. Coweta County parents have excellent public and private schools from which to chose. In addition, hundreds of local children are educated at home.
This proposed amendment would hurt both public and private education. It would drain resources from public education as well as support de facto private schools funded by the state. If someone wants to send their children to private schools, they should pay for it themselves and not expect the taxpayers to foot the bill.
Local control is always best because it is closest to the people. I trust our elected Coweta County School Board much more than I would some nameless, faceless Atlanta bureaucrats appointed by the state.