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School reform: Ga. PTA says ballot wording deceptive

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' A classic case of charter lies, and the Georgia PTA is irate. A group that represents a quarter million Georgia parents says Gov. Nathan Deal and state lawmakers are being “deceptive” and even “intentionally misleading” with wording they have chosen for November’s constitutional amendment affecting schools. The amendment would eviscerate local control and create a statewide district modeled on Tennessee's failed Achievement School District. The takeover district would be called the 'opportunity school district.'  ORWELL IAN--it  claims that it would increasescommunity involvement' when it would actually supersede local control and tax districts to pay for schools no longer in their district. Critics slammed the ballot measure itself as misleading when lawmakers and the governor authorized its two dozen words last year. '

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