StudentsFirst on End of the Legislative Session

News release from StudentsFirst:
Nashville, Tennessee – On behalf of StudentsFirst’s more than 37,000 members in Tennessee, State Director Brent Easley today issued the following statement after the General Assembly placed on hold SB830/HB702, which would have strengthened the state’s current charter approval process.
“Tennessee missed a grand opportunity to pass common sense legislation to strengthen the state’s current charter approval process. Unfortunately, students will have to wait another year,” said Brent Easley, StudentsFirst Tennessee State Director. “We need this policy in place to help attract high-quality charter schools and we aim to help the sponsors see this through. As we move forward, I urge the leaders in the Tennessee General Assembly to consider and pass charter school authorization early in the next session.”
StudentsFirst has consistently called on states to strengthen charter accountability by creating clear, strong mechanisms for closing low-performing schools and holding authorizers accountable. For more information, please read StudentsFirst’s State Policy Report Card rubric on charter accountability.

One thought on “StudentsFirst on End of the Legislative Session

  1. jcgrim

    Student’s First doesn’t practice the accountability it claims is necessary in our schools. Spinning myths for public consumption is their job. Behind closed doors they lobby on behalf of hedge funds and private investors, not schools, educators and children. Anytime Student’s First claims they are working to improve schools for poor children don’t believe them.
    http://dianeravitch.net/2013/02/20/breaking-news-rhees-studentsfirst-dumps-250000-into-los-angeles-school-board-race/
    http://shankerblog.org/?p=8093

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