TCSC STATEMENT: Governor Lee Appoints Members to Charter School Commission
The following statement is issued by The Tennessee Charter School Center Team in response to Governor Bill Lee’s appointing members to the Charter School Commission:
“At TCSC, we believe that all families deserve access to a high quality public education that will provide the foundation for future success and growth.
The establishment of the Public Charter School Commission provides an independent statewide appellate authorizer and helps to ensure that decisions to open charter schools in Tennessee are based on what is best for students, not politics. This will allow our state to expand opportunities for access to high quality public schools for all students, no matter where they live.
Having a commission focused solely on the consideration of charter applications allows for commission members to become experts in the field. We are excited to see Governor Lee’s nominees to the Commission, and trust that each of these highly accomplished nominees would uphold the duty to review applications with a focus on quality and the potential to provide more public school students in the state of Tennessee an excellent education. “