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2019 Legislative Trends Impacting Authorizing: Diverging Opinions on Statewide Authorizing (Part 2)

Tuesday, August 27, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jason Zwara
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This week, we continue our two-part series on 2019 legislative trends with a look at two diverging approaches to statewide authorizing that emerged in statehouses across the country

Expanding or Strengthening Statewide Authorizing

Tennessee enacted legislation creating the Tennessee Public Charter Commission, becoming the 16th state with an independent charter board (ICB). We have previously highlighted the potential benefits of this new Commission, which will replace the State Board of Education’s authorizing power and provide an appeals avenue statewide. Freed from its authorizing responsibilities, the State Board can now focus on providing needed oversight of authorizers and improving authorizing quality across the state.

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