Under the Gold Dome in Atlanta our Gov. Nathan Deal has accumulated $487,000 to promote passage of this amendment. Of that total, $250,000 comes from Alice Walton (of the Wal-Mart Walton family) from Bentonville Ark. Why is a millionaire in Arkansas interested in Georgia public schools?
The reasons can be found in the contracts to operate the charter schools. The profits could be huge amounts coming from our tax dollars.
This year more than $1,400 of our property tax will support public education in Floyd County. I prefer this money stay in Floyd County for education instead going to greedy politicians and the rich like Alice Walton’s pockets. If the amendment passes state money will be redirected to charter schools, which will cause us at the local level to pay more.
At the age of 78 I am happy to support public education but not this power grab. My wife and I had three children graduate from public schools with all three obtaining degrees from Georgia colleges or universities.
Thanks to Georgia School Superintendent John Barge for standing up against this attempt at a power grab from greedy politicians. If you would run for governor I believe you would get the support of most honest people. You are one of the few these days that will stand up for the people of Georgia.
If you don’t think there are corrupt people in the Gold Dome, read the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Sept. 1 edition. More will follow. Thanks Rome News-Tribune and AJC for printing facts not fiction.