Wed
Aug 30 2017
10:02 am

Charter schools want the files of kids in public schools so they can recruit them. The state school board has ordered schools to give them information on our kids. Memphis and Nashville are standing up to them.

Anna Shepherd said Nashville’s board has no problem with sharing information for students already enrolled in state-run charter schools. She took issue, however, with operators who use the information to recruit students now zoned to the district’s low-performing schools.

Shelby County leaders concurred, saying that using student information for recruitment goes against the intent of the state law. The Memphis board also authorized its legal team to submit its argument in writing if Nashville’s board opts to file a lawsuit over the issue.

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