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Nashville: U.S. Department of Education Awards $9.6 Million to Controversial "No Excuses" Charter to Spread Through the

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Take note: More of your taxpayers dollars going to compete with and undermine public education: The U.S. Department of Education has just awarded $9.6 million to RePublic Schools, the sponsor of Nashville Prep, to spread its model throughout the South. This no-excuses charter school posted videos on its website about its practices; like "Six Minutes in Ms. McDonald's Fifth Grade Social Studies Class," which showed children responding robotically and chanting answers to the teacher's questions.  With the combined millions of the federal government and foundations, the RePublic model will open more schools in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Good-bye public schools, and with it transparency, oversight and accountability.

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