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Spooky new video urges Georgia voters to reject Gov. Deal's state takeover of schools

This new video in opposition to Gov. Nathan Deal's state takeover plan is certainly dramatic. I'm not sure this spare, spooky approach will work in persuading voters to reject the constitutional amendment giving Deal the power to take over failing schools. Voters face the question in November.

However, the video links viewers to a Georgia PTA page, which explains the amendment in greater detail.

The PTA link brings viewers to a critique of Deal's Opportunity School District. Among the criticisms cited in the presentation: The vague language of the amendment, the transference of school funds, assets and control to a superintendent appointed by the governor, and the marginalization of parents in the takeover process.

Take a look at the new video and tell us what you think.



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Maureen Downey has written editorials and opinion pieces about local, state and federal education policy since the 1990s.