Two sides to the Opportunity School District Amendment

Georgia

COLUMBUS, Ga. — This November in the general election  Georgia voters either check the box for or against the Opportunity School District Amendment (OSD).

If it passes it basically means the state would come in and take over all failing public schools and work to revive them.

News 3 spoke to Senator Josh McKoon and he says he supports the OSD takeover.

He says in our area there are about nine elementary schools that could fall into the “perpetually failing” takeover category.

McKoon says Georgia is modeling their OSD plan after Louisiana. McKoon says Louisiana was wildly successful.

However Darryl Carter, who is the president of Muscogee Association of Educators and District 3 Director of Georgia Association of Educators thinks Louisiana made a mess of their school system.

Carter’s big concern; however is the unexplained details in the amendment.

“You should vote not because you are giving up your opportunity key word…to let the state take over you know now…you don’t really have a choice. There’s been no plan explained to you. How he’s going to improve schools.”

Carter says he is planning to be apart of a rally against the OSD amendment in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park.

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