Thursday, January 27, 2005

ASE charter school gets support of Tennessee Hispanic Chamber

The Nashville City Paper reports that the Tennessee Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has expressed its support for the creation of the proposed charter school called the Academy of Science and Engineering of Nashville. Members of the Chamber have also joined ASE's board.

"'The charter school, to us, I think, it gives the Hispanic community and all communities an option to what’s out there right now,' Tennessee Hispanic Chamber President Greg Rodriguez said. 'It’s not that we don’t think the school district is not doing a good job. It’s just that in some cases families need an option.'"

Metro's charter schools review committee decides today whether to allow the school to open in the fall. The committee had previously denied the school's application due to curriculum and financial concerns.

UPDATE: Denied again.

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