Turnaround schools should move to new charter commission, lawmaker says

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Published: January 10, 2020 1:48 PM CT
<span><strong>Hillcrest High School is one of three Memphis high schools in the state-run Achievement School District</strong>.&nbsp;</span>(Karen Pulfer Focht/Chalk-beat)

Hillcrest High School is one of three Memphis high schools in the state-run Achievement School District(Karen Pulfer Focht/Chalk-beat)

Special to the Daily Memphian

Marta W. Aldrich

Marta W. Aldrich is the senior statehouse correspondent at Chalkbeat Tennessee. A newswoman for The Associated Press for most of her career, Marta has covered state government, politics, business, education and other Tennessee news. She has served as news editor of United Methodist News Service and features editor of American Profile magazine. Marta is a graduate of Memphis City Schools and the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

State Rep. Mark White says charter schools in the Achievement School District should be under the charter commission, but state Rep. Antonio Parkinson says all 30 schools should return to local districts in Memphis and Nashville.

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