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Georgia educators say no to proposed amendment

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

One of two constitutional amendments on the November 6th ballot could change the fate of public schools in Georgia.

The Georgia Association of Educators held a public forum tonight in Albany to encourage people to vote "No."

They say the wording of the amendment is confusing for voters, and they say a state charter school commission would take control away from local public schools.

"The amendment changes the constitution from allowing local communities to make decisions about application for charter schools to now allowing an appointed committee in Atlanta to make those decisions that would supercede the local community," says Tracey Nelson with the Georgia Association of Educators.