Opportunity School District fails in Georgia

ATLANTA — A proposed constitutional amendment in Georgia that would  allow the state to take over failing schools, reports suggest.

With 156 of 159 counties reporting, 60 percent of voters cast ballots against the Opportunity School District proposal, while 40 percent voted in favor of the proposed amendment.

Proponents said the measure would help students, while opponents say there is no guarantee the state could better manage schools.

Meanwhile, Georgia voters approved a constitutional amendment in Georgia that authorizes penalties for sexual exploitation and assessments on adult entertainment to fund child victims’ services.

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