Sen. Fort to Hold Emergency Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Theft of $600,000 from Children of Atlanta Public Schools and Millions at Stake if State Takes Over Public Schools

ATLANTA (Oct. 30, 2015) Sen. Vincent Fort (D- Atlanta) will hold an Emergency Town Hall Meeting on November 5th, 2015 to discuss the theft of $600,000 from the Atlanta Latin Charter School and how a possible state school takeover of public schools will put profits of private corporations over the education of our children.

“The theft of $600,000 from the Atlanta Public Schools is theft from efforts to improve the education of our children.  It is an astonishing example of what happens when schools are privatized and there is little oversight. That is why we must not allow the state takeover of our schools” said Sen. Fort. “We will discuss not only how to stop a state takeover of our local schools but also provide alternative ways to address improving our schools. I encourage all concerned citizens to come out to this town hall meeting to discuss how we can protect our children from those whose objective is making money from the miseducation of our children.”

Sen. Fort introduced community school legislation during the 2015 Legislative Session as an alternative to a state takeover of schools.  The community schools model provides services such as nutrition and after school programs for students so they are better able to learn.

The town hall meeting will be held at Saint Paul AME Church at 7 p.m. at 1540 Pryor Rd. on November 5th, 2015.

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For Immediate Release:
October 30, 2015

For Information Contact:

Adam Sweat, Acting Director