Hillsdale College is having a bit of a moment in Tennessee and the hits just keep on coming.
Just one day after the Rutherford County School Board rejected a Hillsdale charter school, the Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board did the same.
NewsChannel5 has more on Clarksville’s move against Hillsdale:
A charter school program tied to the controversial Hillsdale College suffered a third rejection by a Tennessee school board Tuesday night as the Clarksville-Montgomery County school board said it wanted nothing to do with the school pushed by Gov. Bill Lee.
With no debate, the Board of Education unanimously voted to reject the application of the Hillsdale-affiliated American Classical Academy. That follows similar votes by school boards in Rutherford County and Madison County.
While these districts continue to reject Hillsdale charters, it seems quite possible that Gov. Bill Lee’s unelected charter commission will force the charters on the districts.
So, the local elected leaders have no say and an unelected board loyal to Lee will decide what’s “best” for these communities.
This should come as no surprise considering Lee’s history:
It’s all part of an agenda to funnel public dollars to private schools with a decidedly evangelical bent.
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