Wednesday, May 9, 2012

School Board Meeting of May 8, 2012: A massive public "no" to a charter School.

video and additional reporting to follow.

Great Hearts charter school faces resistance in Nashville
May. 9, 2012, The Tennessean 

Officials with Arizona-based Great Hearts Academies charter school chain say they never have had resistance trying to start schools around Phoenix like they’re having in Nashville. After laws changed in Tennessee to lift a cap on the number of charter schools that can open, and also allow any student to enroll, Great Hearts targeted the Volunteer State and Texas to expand. But about 50 Metro school parents stood before a microphone at Tuesday’s school board meeting, half asking members not to approve the charter school’s opening in 2013. (read more)

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