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Two parents have filed a lawsuit over the ballot wording of Georgia’s proposed charter school amendment, according to our friends at Creative Loafing.

The ballot question asks voters, “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities?â€

Opponents of the amendment argue that the language—written by Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp—is misleading because local school boards can already approve charter schools, and the commission the amendment creates could actually create charter schools over locals’ objections.

The plaintiffs, Beverly Hodges of Dalton and the Rev. Timothy McDonald of Atlanta, are asking a Fulton County Superior Court Judge to stop the amendment from taking effect even if it’s approved because of the unbalanced language.