Charter schools prompt concerns about money in Tennessee
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools officials say they're under financial siege from rapidly multiplying charter schools. And the state's three other large school districts -- including Hamilton County -- fear they're next.
So all four are clamoring for changes in the state's education funding formula, calling charters a "tipping point" for broader concerns about inequities toward large school systems.
School board members from the "Big Four" -- Hamilton, Knox and Shelby counties and Metro Nashville -- want Gov. Bill Haslam and state lawmakers to provide new funds to account for the growth in charter schools, which they say state policies are driving.
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