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"It would be regrettable for any action to result in state education funds being jeopardized," said Dean in a written statement.
Tuesday night the Board ignored a directive by state education officials and indefinitely deferred an application by charter school Great Hearts Academies.
Theo Morrison is among the local parents who were upset by that decision.
"I don't think it's a good message to our kids. It's obviously going against the law," said Morrison.
Board Member Ed Kindall defended his vote.
Kindall said he felt the charter school's transportation plan would keep poor minority students from applying.
He also worries it will open the door to non-diversified schools.
"The final result is we have chipped away and eliminated the diversity that has taken so many years to create," said Kindall.
The decision brought a rebuke from State Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman Wednesday.
"The Metro Nashville Public Schools Board of Education is now operating in violation of state law. We will take appropriate action to ensure that the law is followed," said Huffman.
Huffman did not specify what action is on the table but Great Hearts CEO Dan Scoggin said his group isn't ruling out legal action of its own if the school board doesn't change it's position.
Scoggin says his school's transportation plan is better than what Metro currently provides for magnet schools.
"Our schools are open enrollment schools they're open to everyone further our plan is to open schools across the city," said Scoggin.
Kindall says that transportation plan needs to change before he'll change his opinion about approving the school.
"The state doesn't know what our diversity plan is. We are the local elected officials we know what's important to this community," said Kindall.
Wednesday, August 15 2012, 11:04 PM CDT
Ky. veteran killed in Afghanistan blast
May 17, 2013 23:53 GMT
FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky veteran who was working as a civilian contractor in Afghanistan has died in an explosion in Kabul that killed at least 15 people including six Americans.
The father of 26-year-old Michael Robert Bradford of Fort Thomas said his son was smart, good in different sports and about to become a father.
Gary "Moose" Bradford, also of Fort Thomas, told The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/12i0nVO ) he found about his son's death from Michael Bradford's wife, Sasha, on Thursday afternoon. He said he was in total disbelief.
The couple's first child is due in a few weeks.
Two American soldiers were killed along with four American civilian contractors with DynCorp International, based in Falls Church, Va.
Other survivors include his mother, Linda Bradford of Johnson City, Tenn.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.