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School choice hot topic in Georgia Superintendent race

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ATLANTA (WTOC) -

As the election approaches, some school choice advocates are putting a lot of money into the leading Democratic candidate in the race for Georgia Superintendent.

Recent campaign finace reports show that choice advocates, people who back charter schools, voucher programs and the use of tax credits to offset private school tuition, have given more than $32,000 to Democrat Alisha Thomas.

That accounts for nearly a third of all the money she has raised in her bid to become Georgia's next Superintendent.

Republicans are usually on the receiving end of such donations because of their stance on school choice options.

T. Fitz Johnson is a Republican candidate and steadfast supporter of school choice, and Morgan has ruffled feathers in her party for her comments supporting school choice and criticizing the performance of traditional public schools.

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