Ralston, Cagle show support for charter schools

ATLANTA — State House Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Tuesday signaled their support for charter schools.

At the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's annual Eggs & Issues breakfast, Ralston indicated any such push would be a priority this legislative session.

In May, the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday ruled 4-3 in favor of seven school districts challenging the constitutionality of the Georgia Charter Schools Commission Act passed in 2008.

“We have to have change,” Cagle said. “We have to embrace change.”

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