The Metro school board’s fiercest charter school critic called for an “end game” on what future Nashville charters should look like during a blunt speech Tuesday that made accusations of profiteering and corporate interference.
Board member Amy Frogge, calling for Metro to hit the “pause button” to think strategically on charters, used strongly worded closing remarks at the board meeting to argue the district has gotten away from “early visionaries” who saw charters as simply labs of innovation.
“Many charter schools today have become something very different as corporations, not educators, are increasingly involved in setting their directions,” she said. “Charter schools have become competitors with traditional schools for funding and for students.
By Amy Frogge