Thursday, September 20, 2012

Nashville parents explore taking over schools

Never-before-used state triggers law allows public schools to be converted into charters

Sep 19, 2012, The Tennessean

Dissatisfied parents and elected officials from West Nashville are exploring a never-before-utilized state law that would allow a public school to be converted into a parent-controlled charter school.
Under the so-called trigger law, if 60 percent of the parents or teachers at a public school sign a petition, the school board then votes on whether to approve converting the school into a charter. (link)

This is a positive development. Congratulation to Council Member Emily Evans for her leadership roll in exploring  this option for education reform.  

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