Don't deny children choiceMany people are opposed to the Charter School Amendment, and many are opposed to charter schools in general. I go to Odyssey Charter School in Newnan. I have gone to Odyssey since I was in kindergarten.
Going to a charter school has been unique and beneficial. I have accomplished more than I could accomplish at a traditional public school. Yet, many of my role models oppose establishing another opportunity for children to get a quality education. Why? Some people are more worried about money and power than the education a child receives.
People are so worried about the money lost they do not realize no money is actually being lost. All a state charter school does is offer an alternative. None of your local tax dollars go to a state charter school instead of the traditional school, and you lose no money with the establishment of a state charter school.
Why do kids at a traditional public school deserve more than me, my friends and classmates? Why should they receive more of your tax dollars? Am I worth less than the average kid at Arnall? Voting no to charter schools is voting no to the thousands of kids who want a choice in education.
People may tell you they care about your kid, but the reality is the people who vote no to charter schools care more about the money your kid brings to them. They want to control education to get the most money. Don’t deny children the opportunity to have the same experience I have had.
Eric Geeter, 8th grade, Newnan