Perdue wants power to fix local schools

More control from Atlanta may not be the “cure” some think it is.

Upset about his lack of authority in Clayton County, Gov. Sonny Perdue is looking at a possible change to the state constitution to allow Georgia to intervene more with troubled school systems.

“The governor would be willing — even if it took a constitutional change — to give the state authority to get more involved in a situation like this,” said Perdue spokesman Bert Brantley on Wednesday. “The frustration the people are feeling of the state’s inability to go in and give the state more of a role is something he’s been thinking about.”


  1. tb says:

    Also, Connectciut did take over Hartford schools temporarily and then they hired a maverick superintendent intent on Strong Reforms and it has worked. Gov Perdue needs to turn to Connecticut for cues.

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