Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Charter Bill still chugging along

The charter bill has just passed in the House Finance Committee. It goes next to the House Calendar and Rules Committee for scheduling for a floor vote.

Rep. Ken Coleman (D-Murfreesboro) needed a definition of 'failing student'. Mr. Bruce Opie of the Department of Education quickly provided one.

Rep. Johnny Shaw (D-Bolivar) wanted clarification on the number of charter schools allowed. Total of 90? 35 in Memphis? 20 in Davidson county? Others wherever there is a need? Sponsor Rep. Beth Harwell-Halteman (R-Nashville) responded "Yes, Sir."

Calendar & Rules will meet as soon as the Finance Committee finishes their brief agenda.

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