Friday, May 07, 2010

Some great news from Georgia:

Breaking news re the Georgia charter commission lawsuit:

Today Fulton County Judge Wendy Shoob ruled in favor of Georgia charter schools in a summary judgment order from the bench (the judicial equivalent of a smack down).  The ruling held: (1) the charter schools commission is constitutional and (2) the funding mechanism set forth in state law allowing the state to deduct state funds from the sending district to fully fund charter schools does not violate the general prohibition re state control of local funds.

This is the same sort of suit Florida lost and Gov. Crist refused to appeal.

Import:  9 commission charter schools remain open, thousands of students get access to better public schools, and the court affirms the principle that student funding should follow the student to the highest quality option.

Really big deal down South!

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