Bill to create statewide charter panel advances

Bill to create statewide charter panel advances

March 5th, 2013 by Andy Sher in Local - Breaking News

NASHVILLE - Hamilton County and 134 other local education systems Tuesday were abruptly dragged into a bill that sets up a special, nonelected state panel to authorize charter school startups rejected by school boards.

The Republican-backed legislation, which passed the House Education Committee on a 9-3 vote, had previously applied only to the state's two largest counties, Davidson and Shelby.

Read more in tomorrow's Times Free Press.