I shouldn’t be surprised. Utopian Academy applied three times to Clayton County Public Schools to become a charter school. They were subsequently denied three times. Most of their petitions, not even read by board members.
After that third denial Utopian applied to the new State Charter Schools Commission. Of the 16 petitions that year, Utopian was the only one to be chartered by the Commission.
Now Clayton County Government strikes to deny students and parents an alternative. #shameful.
Maybe there needs to be a reminder that the Charter School Amendment passed in Clayton County. Or that it passed locally with almost 72% of the vote. Or that it passed with the one of the HIGHEST PERCENTAGES IN THE STATE. Just sayin’. It seems to me that the residents of Clayton County would really like some charter schools.
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