2/13: Amendment vital to education reform?

Moderated by Maureen Downey

The Legislature is likely this week to revisit a controversial constitutional amendment that would allow the state to approve charter schools. The sponsor explains in a column today why the amendment is vital to education reform.

I interview a MacArthur “Genius Grant” winner about why race still matters in the classroom. Comment below or on Maureen Downey’s Get Schooled blog.

3 comments Add your comment

lynnbo

February 13th, 2012
12:36 pm

The rich have a choice in education. The poor do not. As a mom who has been in both private and government schools, we need to change what we are doing to children. Public schools stink beyond saving. The only way they would change is if forced. Give a child the hope of a better outcome. What are you afraid of? Their worse fear is that a new way of doing things would show how bad public schools really where?

carlosgvv

February 13th, 2012
12:06 pm

When I went to school in the 40’s and 50’s there were few, if any, charter schools in Georgia. Our grade system was A thru F and there were no social promotions. Some went to college and others didn’t. Things have changed a great deal since then, Unfortunately, when it comes to education in Georgia, these changes are mostly for the worse. I wonder why that is?

Hillbilly D

February 13th, 2012
12:01 pm

Can’t remember how many of these things that are “vital to education reform”, that we’ve seen in the last 4 decades or so. None of them seem to work. Concentrate on discipline in the schools and the 3 R’s and you won’t need any of the schemes.