In early February, Gov. Nathan Deal sent lawmakers his latest plan to turn around failing schools in Georgia. The governor had promised the new proposal, after his Opportunity School District (OSD, sometimes called the "school takeover" plan) was rejected by the state's voters last November.
The new proposal does not require an amendment to the state constitution, so it only needs approval by the Legislature – not voters. The governor said the number of failing schools in the state continues to grow, making some kind of state intervention more urgent than ever.
For a look at the details of the new plan – and the reaction to it – Denis O'Hayer spoke with WABE's education reporter Martha Dalton on "Morning Edition."