Herbert W. Garrett is executive director of the Georgia School Superintendents Association and a former principal in Marietta and superintendent of Jefferson City schools and of the Henry County schools.
Here is Garrett’s response to the ongoing and passionate charter school amendment debate. The amendment, which lost last week in the House by 10 votes, is expected to come up for a reconsideration this week. You can read a piece in favor of the amendment by former Fulton Commission Chair Michael Lomax here.
By Herbert W. Garrett
Legendary commentator Paul Harvey always spoke of “the rest of the story.” Get the rest, he told his millions of listeners, and you get the whole story.
The whole story has proven hard to get on the current charter schools bill.
The issue is simple: Should Georgia voters be asked to approve a constitutional change this November? That change would result in the revival of a now-defunct, Atlanta-based commission of political appointees empowered to