Examining Tennessee’s Landscape of Charter Schools
Aug 2, 12:00 AM
The Tennessee Nature Academy’s supporters gathered for a party following the July 25 meeting of the Metro Nashville Public Schools board. Sure, their charter application had been rejected by a board vote of 5-4, but this was just the beginning of the process. Thanks to the creation of the Tennessee Public Charter School Commission, a nine-member body created and appointed by Gov. Bill Lee to hear charter school appeals, the state can override local decision makers.