July 30, 2010
The top candidates in two of the most important offices in state government — governor and state school superintendent — have stated their positions on the issue of school choice/charter schools in a questionnaire sent to them by the Georgia Charter Schools Association.
Democrat Roy Barnes will face either Nathan Deal or Karen Handel, both Republicans, in the race for governor. Deal and Handel will participate in a runoff on Aug. 10. In the race for school superintendent, Democrat Joe Martin will face Republican John Barge, in the November election.
All five candidates support school choice and charter schools, to varying degrees. Here are their unedited surveys, where they give their thoughts on parental choice, public charter schools, equitable funding, charter facilities, quality charter authorizing and charter autonomy.
State Superintendent candidates: