Lawmakers Review Options after Charter Ruling

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta, GA (AP) - State lawmakers held a special meeting to
consider a range of responses to the Georgia Supreme Court ruling
that overturned part of the state's charter school law.

State Sen. Fran Millar held the meeting Friday to discuss
short-term and long-term responses to the ruling.

The court's May ruling struck down a state commission created by
frustrated lawmakers in 2008 that cleared the way for 16 new
charter schools that enrolled about 16,000 students.

Among the options are a constitutional amendment and ramped up
pressure on local school boards to admit the 16 schools.

The ruling doesn't affect the other 65,000 students attending
charter schools approved by local school boards.

Attorney General Sam Olens and several of the charter schools
have asked the court to review its ruling.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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