State Senate Candidate Charlie Chase Pushes for End to 'Education as Usual' in Georgia; Calls for Installation of Closed-Circuit TV in Public School Classrooms

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“Public education should empower our children, not indoctrinate them,” Chase insists; Advocates for transparency & parents rights over social agendas & partisan interests.

Barrow County, GA — Charlie Chase III, Republican challenger for the newly redrawn State Senate 47th District, is calling on the Georgia Department of Education to install closed-circuit cameras (CCTV) in every classroom across the state so parents can see what their children are being taught by the state’s public school system.

According to data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics, cameras are used to monitor classrooms and students in more than 80 percent of American public schools and more than 94 percent of high schools. Cameras in classrooms, common areas and elsewhere in public schools ultimately enhance safety and accountability, and enable administrators to more quickly and effectively respond to emergencies situations.

“With our children back in classrooms, parents deserve the right to monitor what our youngest citizens are being exposed to behind those hallowed doors. I am asking the Georgia Department of Education to install closed-circuit cameras in every public school classroom, enabling parents to witness through secure links what is being taught by teachers in grades K – 12,” Chase said. “No one has any greater authority to shape the education and future of any child in the state of Georgia than his or her parents. Cameras in public school classrooms will empower parents to make positive, informed decisions in raising and best educating their children.”

“Our children are the future of the state of Georgia. They should not be subject to social agendas or educated in secret,” Charlie Chase said. “Cameras ensure transparency and opportunity. Their presence in the classroom will bring much-needed sunlight to our public school system.”

Chase wants funds from the Georgia State Lottery to pay for installation of classroom camera infrastructure, software, maintenance and updates.

Charlie Chase III is seeking the Republican nomination in the May 24th primary to run for Georgia State Senate in the newly-redrawn 47th Senate District. Chase is the owner of All American Bail Bonds, LLC, and is a licensed Georgia Bail Bondsman, a Licensed Georgia Bail Recovery Agent, and a Licensed Georgia Private Investigator. He has lived most of his life in Georgia, and graduated from Tattnall Square Academy in Macon and attended Georgia College in Milledgeville. He studied at North Georgia Military College in Dahlonega, Georgia, where he completed additional course work in management and Military Science. Chase served six years in the GA Army National Guard, where he was named Soldier of the Year, 48th Infantry Brigade, GA National Guard. He is a graduate of the US Army Infantry School, Basic and Advanced Individual Training, and a graduate of the US Army Airborne School, Ft. Benning, Georgia. He and his wife, Kristy, live outside Winder, in Barrow County, Georgia.

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