Column: Progress being made in state’s charter sch...
by Dick Yarbrough
Columnist
05:24 PM, Thursday, December 11
You may recall I vigorously opposed passage of a constitutional amendment in 2012 creating the State Charter School Commission that would allow an alternative method for authorizing charter schools in Georgia. You may recall, also, the amendment p...

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