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What We Do

The Tennessee Charter School Center is leading the movement for effective policy, excellent schools, quality operators & informed communities.

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We believe the opportunity to educate students is a privilege and a public trust. In exchange for that privilege and the autonomy public charter schools are afforded, we are all held highly accountable for the academic, operational and financial performance of the schools they run. This is the charter school promise. At the Center, we take this promise seriously and promote its fulfillment by offering services and advocating for policies that ensure:

  • High-performing schools have the resources and conditions they need to thrive in Tennessee.
  • High potential schools have the support they need to achieve and sustain excellence.
  • Low performing schools are not allowed to persist without intervention and, in some cases, closure.
  • Communities are educated and engaged in the option and impact of public charter schools.