Hallacy said, "Follow the money and understand that the people who are pushing this amendment are not the people who understand education. It is the people who stand to gain financially from it, the for-profit organizations that are concerned more with their bottom line than the education of the child."
The amendment has become a lightning rod in the state. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal supports it. Georgia's state school superintendent, John Barge, does not.
To complicate matters further, a Dalton teacher and an Atlanta minister have filed a lawsuit claiming the wording of the ballot question is "purposely misleading."
Thompson said there is "nothing misleading whatsoever" in the amendment, and that he wants other parents to have the "marvelous experience" his family has in their charter schools.
Hallacy agrees that there are ways to improve public education, but she said this amendment is not one of them.
"This is not about education," said Hallacy. "This is about money and power, and people should vote against this."