Kelsey, White carrying state charter commission bill as pushback begins

By Updated: March 12, 2019 1:57 PM CT | Published: March 12, 2019 12:05 PM CT

Two Shelby County lawmakers are sponsoring legislation creating a state commission with authority to approve charter schools without the operators going through a local school board.

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Antonio Parkinson Brian Kelsey Jim Wrye Mark White
Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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