Parent's pitch for charter schoolsMany educators have been speaking out against the Charter School Amendment. This saddens me deeply, not only because they are supposed to care about the education of every child in Georgia, but also because they are saying things that simply are not true.
Recently, I heard the opposition say that no child enrolled in a charter school can go higher than the achievement level of the slowest learner in the classroom, but my gifted child has had just the opposite experience.
He was bored in traditional public school. He hated school. Now that he’s enrolled in Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia, he’s challenged and thriving.
If the amendment passes, no child’s education will suffer. They will either stay in their current schools or will try a different school, one where they may excel when they previously had not. The traditional public schools will have the same amount of money —there is no loss there.
If we want a better future for our children, we have to put aside all the fighting over money and power and give every child access to a successful education. Please vote yes on amendment one.
Bethany Morris, Sharpsburg