Three incumbent board members are boycotting a candidate forum scheduled by Nashville Rise—a parent group led by nonprofit Project Renaissance—due to concerns about a perceived charter school agenda. The charge is being led by board member Will Pinkston, who asked in emails last week for numerous answers to his questions, including the group's financial disclosures and affiliations ahead of the candidate forum scheduled for June 23.—Jason GonzalezAfter that, [pullquote]1,000 charter school families signed a petition/letter, demanding that they and their choices be acknowledged[/pullquote]. But it was a huge blow dealt to parent voice because Pinkston dismissed them as fake parents.
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