Charter school idea would face fierce opposition in Georgia

Charter school idea would face fierce opposition in Georgia

Don't go there. That was the reaction among education groups in Georgia to Gov. Nathan Deal's interest in a plan — implemented in Louisiana and Tennessee — that converts low-performing traditional public schools into charter schools and moves them from their local districts into a state 'recovery district.'

Last week, Deal expressed excited support for implementing such a plan here after meeting with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who oversaw the creation of a recovery district in his state. Deal later scaled back his commitment to the idea, saying he wants state legislators to study it.