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Experts say Carter's school funding model untested
Governor Georgia Deba Werm
Gov. Nathan Deal, left, and Democrat Jason Carter talk after squaring off for their second debate during The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series at Georgia Public Broadcasting on Sunday in Atlanta.
ATLANTA — Democrat Jason Carter's call for a separate state education budget and his promise that it will increase funding for schools is the hallmark of his campaign for Georgia governor against incumbent Republican Nathan Deal. "If folks have to stand up and say 'Are we properly funding education every single year?' I believe you will see a very different discussion and an increase in the funding," Carter told reporters after a Georgia PTA candidate forum this month. Education finance and state budget experts aren't so certain.
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