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Education Reform Advocates Issue Statement of Support on Tennessee Authorizer Bill Yesterday

                    


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 18, 2013

Education Reform Advocates Issue Statement of Support on Tennessee Authorizer Bill Yesterday

Nashville, Tn. — Representatives for StudentsFirst, Stand for Children, Democrats for Education Reform—Tennessee, and the Tennessee Charter Schools Association issued the following statement on February 18, 2013:

"It is important for Tennessee families to have high quality school options for their children. For this, StudentsFirst, Stand for Children, Democrats for Education Reform—Tennessee, and the Tennessee Charter Schools Association are united in support of a statewide charter authorizer that would help remove barriers to parental choice in education. In this effort, we will continue to stand tall with leaders like Speaker Beth Harwell and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, who believe in encouraging innovation and improvement through increased education options that meet the needs of all children. While champions of the status quo rally in opposition to change, we will continue to be grateful for political leaders who have the courage to do what’s right for the children of Tennessee. To show support of authorizer reform, community members will gather at the House Education Committee meeting on February 19 at noon."

Media Contacts:

Emily Lilley
Tennessee Charter Schools Association
615-891-1090
emily@tncharterschools.org

Natasha Kamrani
Democrats for Education Reform Tennessee
281-414-4440
natasha@dfer.org

Calvin Harris
StudentsFirst
314-494-9402
charris@studentsfirst.org

Taylor Hummel
Stand for Children
615-545-5681
thummel@stand.org

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