Athens-area GOP lawmakers question charter schools amendment

At a Tuesday night panel in Athens, state Senator Frank Ginn (R-Danielsville) voiced full-fledged opposition to this November’s proposed constitutional amendment on the authorization of charter schools.

According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Ginn is basing his opposition being “for the teacher.”

“Bureaucracy, we see, is not helping,” he added.

Meanwhile, Athens attorney Regina Quick, coming off a narrow primary victory over soon-to-be former state Rep. Doug McKillip, expressed concerns about the amendment. According to the Banner-Herald, the newly-elected Quick stated that “portions of this bill really bother” her and that she was opposed to “government run amok.”

The tandem join Georgia Superintendent of Schools John Barge in opposing the measure, which has enjoyed backing from many prominent conservative leaders across the state.

-Brandon Howell