Tag Archives: Georgia Charter School Amendment

Charter Schools and Clusters Offer Promise and Hope for Teachers, Taxpayers and Students

We have heard a few concerns from teachers and parents about the updated requirements from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) for conversion charter schools. These new requirements apply equally to conversion charter schools renewing their charters and to new conversion charter … Continue reading

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Charter Schools Amendment: Commentary by Nancy Jester

[Reprinted from Nancy Jester’s October 11, 2012 email newsletter, “Nancy’s News”.] I just posted a new blog: It’s Called a Balance Sheet. Click on the title to read and comment. If you haven’t already read my last blog on the … Continue reading

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Charter school amendment, will it affect Dunwoody?

Reprinted from the Dunwoody Crier by Rick Callihan This November in Georgia voters have an opportunity to amend the state constitution via the Charter School Amendment. The drive behind this amendment is to allow public funds to be used for … Continue reading

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Shell Game Redux: Watch Walker’s Hands

Once again, Gene Walker is passing off misinformation as fact. DeKalb Neighbor Newspaper forwarded to DeKalb School Watch a self-serving article written by Gene Walker, in opposition to the Charter School Amendment to the Georgia Constitution. Read it here: [http://neighbornewspapers.com/view/full_story/20271392/article-Column–Keep-public-schools-in-hands-of-local-taxpayers?instance=dekalb] … Continue reading

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Charter Schools Place Artisans in the Classroom

“Teaching is an artisan profession.  Excellent teaching requires all the skills, creativity and craftsmanship that the word “artisan” implies. Teaching done well yields a uniquely artisan product,” said Nancy Jester, District 1 Representative to the DeKalb County Board of Education … Continue reading

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