ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's school board is set to vote on applications for two new charter schools, which could touch off a fight between supporters of the new schools and the school system's leader.
Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis has recommended that the school board vote against all new charter school applications because of financial concerns. WSB-TV reports that those concerns involve funding employee pensions in the school system.
The school board is scheduled to vote Monday on applications for the two new schools -- Atlanta Classical Academy and Hinds Feet Montessori School of the Arts Charter Schools.
Charter school proponents say the issue is about school choice. Davis says creating new charter schools now would increase the financial burden on students who attend traditional schools.