Charter School Amendment Battle Attracts Big Money

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ATLANTA (AP) - Campaign finance records show that supporters of Georgia's charter school amendment have outspent opponents by a significant margin.

Voters will decide Tuesday whether to approve the proposed constitutional amendment, which would expand state influence over charter schools.

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An analysis of campaign finance records by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows that pro-amendment groups have raised more than $2 million. Those groups include national school-choice advocates and for-profit charter school operators.

The newspaper's analysis shows that opponents have collected $123,243, mostly from public school officials.

Amendment supporters have mailers, billboards and a television ad campaign extolling educational choice.

Opponents are airing a radio ad in which The Rev. Joseph Lowery says the proposal would "resegregate our schools."

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