Governor defends charter commission, says it will close problem schools

By Updated: October 03, 2019 6:49 AM CT | Published: October 03, 2019 4:00 AM CT

Republican Gov. Bill Lee says an independent Public Charter Schools Commission won’t be lenient but will give the state greater latitude for overseeing charter operators across the state.

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Antonio Parkinson Bill Lee 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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