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Keep Local Control! Stop the State Charter School Authorizer (HB0702).

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This legislation would take the decision to open a charter school away from locally elected school boards in Nashville and Memphis. A state level charter authorizer would increase the reach of state government into local affairs and create additional bureaucracy. Decisions about opening new schools should be left to local officials, elected by local citizens, who understand the needs of our unique communities. The reach of any state level charter authorizer would also surely expand into more and more counties once this door is opened.



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