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Spelman, Morehouse, and Clark Atlanta University students support Amendment One to give students better education options in Georgia schools during a rally at the state Capitol, Friday, November 2, 2012.

*Charter schools have long been a controversial option to the public schools that students are normally zoned to attend.

When the charter schools began, education experts and school officials made the argument that they would be the end of the public school system or unfairly segregate students.

But, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse, and Spelman students see the benefit in the charter option and are fighting for support of “Amendment One” on Tuesday’s ballot by marching on Georgia’s Capitol, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The current Georgia law commands that “charter school applicants must first apply to the local school board. If the application is rejected, they can appeal to the state Board of Education, which may overrule local officials.

Amendment One, if passed, would create a third route for approval, an appointed state commission.”