The House Education Committee Wednesday asked tough questions about Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed plan to allow the state to take over failing schools.

At a packed committee hearing, Rep. Christian Coomer, R-Cartersville, one of the governor’s floor leaders, presented Senate Bill 133 and Senate Resolution 287, which would set up a state “Opportunity School District.” If the legislation that’s already passed the Senate gains House approval, state voters would make the final decision in a 2016 election.

House Education Committee Chairman Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, said that the committee will vote on the legislation Monday. A list of around 35 speakers signed up Wednesday. 

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