Tennessee Gov. Lee Unveils Plans to Usurp Local School Boards, Impose Charter Schools

On Friday afternoon before Mother’s Day weekend and just after the Tennessee General Assembly had adjourned, the Tennessee Department of Education announced 15 grants for charter school applicants — including grants for charter applications in several districts that do not currently authorize any charter schools — Rutherford County, Montgomery County, Millington Municipal, Fayette County, and Williamson County. The grants would allow applicants to plan and design their applications, and the applicants could…