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GAE president calls proposed Amendment 1 misleading
Most teacher groups oppose special district for failing schools
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Sid Chapman, President of the Georgia Association of Educators.
Leaving no doubt where the Georgia Association of Educators stands on the statewide Opportunity School District, GAE President Dr. Sid Chapman called Amendment I on the Nov. 8 ballot “a very misleading amendment” and warned that “the devil is in the details.” If voters agree to amend the state Constitution, legislation passed by the Georgia General Assembly last year will create the special district for schools that repeatedly receive failing grades on the state’s College and Career Ready Performance Index, or CCRPI. Campaigning for defeat of the amendment, Chapman spoke Friday at the Democratic Party of Bulloch County Gala, attended by more than 150 people in Georgia Southern University’s Russell Union Ballroom. But first, he visited the Statesboro Herald for an interview.
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