# Charter schools
Southern Christian Coalition Celebrates Withdrawal of Hillsdale Charter School Applications
Tennessee pastors have previously called out Hillsdale's "Christian Nationalist" agenda. A group of Tennessee pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition is celebrating the withdrawal of three charter school applications. Hillsdale College-affiliated American Classical Academy had applied to open charter schools in Madison, Rutherford, and Montgomery counties. The applications were denied at the local school board level in each county. Following those denials, American Classical appealed to the Tennessee Public Charter School Commission. A hearing and vote on the appeal were scheduled for the week of October 3rd.
Williamson County Education Advocates Call for Rejection of Charter School Application
As State Charter Commission considers appeal from Founders Classical Academy, local parents push back. A group of Williamson County parents and public education advocates called on Tennessee's State Charter Commission to reject an appeal from Founders Classical Academy to open a school in the area. The school's charter application was previously rejected by the local school board and Founders is now asking a state appeals board to overturn that decision and allow them to open.
Sumner Education Advocates Speak Out Against Charter School
Parents, pastor ask state charter commission to reject application from Founders Classical Academy. A group of public education advocates gathered today at a hearing by the Tennessee State Charter School Commission in Sumner County. The group urged the Commission to reject a charter school application from Founders Classical Academy. The Sumner County School Board previously rejected the application from Founders and the charter school is now appealing to the State Commission.
DougCo charter proposes innovative exchange with district
(Castle Rock, CO) Representatives from Leaman Academy of Excellence charter school and the Douglas County School District presented a proposal to the school board outlining a plan for the charter to build a center-based special education program within its new school in exchange for a land lease donated by the district.
Oakland Charter Schools looking for Orientation and Mobility Specialists
(Michael Loccisano / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The Stepping Stone Group is interviewing specialists for an Orientation and Mobility position for the upcoming school year.
ALCO Board of Education hybrid meeting for material revisions, legislative items
(Stefano Guidi / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) The Alameda County Board of Education will host a hybrid meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. According to the agenda, the board will consider material revisions to four local schools; review the superintendent's report, a budget report and a legislative report; and hold determination hearings for three material revisions.
Pastors Condemn Tennessee Gov's Focus on "1776 Curriculum"
Southern Christian Coalition speaks out against alternative history plan. In response to news reports that a curriculum supported by Gov. Bill Lee for use in charter schools in Tennessee involves a re-telling of the Civil Rights Era that downplays the racial injustice of the time, a group of Tennessee pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition spoke out about the move.
Southern Christian Coalition Calls for Funding of Local Public Schools in Tennessee
Group responds to Gov. Lee's new education funding formula. At a press event today in response to Gov. Bill Lee's proposed new school funding formula, a group of pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition called on Lee and legislative leaders to prioritize public schools in any funding formula changes. The group took issue with Lee's assertion that charter schools are public schools and specifically called out Lee's plan to open 50-100 charter schools affiliated with Michigan-based Hillsdale College.
Pastors and Parents in Tennessee Call for Investment in Public Schools
Group decries Gov. Bill Lee's plan to invest in Hillsdale charter schools. A group of pastors and parents affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition issued a response to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's plan to invest state dollars in charter schools run by Hillsdale College in Michigan. The group expressed concern about underfunding of public schools as a result of K-12 funds being sent to the new charter entities.
Tennessee Pastors, Parents Send Message to Education Secretary Cardona
Group affiliated with Southern Christian Coalition calls for protection of public schools. During Education Secretary Miguel Cardona's recent visit to Nashville, a group of Tennessee pastors and parents urged the Cabinet leader to take action to protect public schools.