After striking down commissioned charter schools as unconstitutional last May, supporters have introduced a bill to allow the state to create charter schools.
Just yesterday the Georgia House passed legislation favoring charter schools. Resolution 1162 passed 123-48 and now moves to the Senate.
There are five charter schools currently operating in Gwinnett County, including in Peachtree Corners, which attracts Duluth students.
Those favoring the speciality schools, which are open to the public, say there is a need especially for those students who struggle in a traditional school environment. Those who oppose maintain that the use of state funds to pay for charter schools would mean less money for public schools.
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