NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An Arizona-based charter school company says it will not try to place schools in Tennessee for now.
The statement came from Great Hearts Academies on Wednesday after the Metro Nashville school board denied the company's application for a third time.
Tennessee Charter School Association Executive Director Matt Throckmorton told The Tennessean that every charter application shouldn't be what he called "a brand-new political discussion."
School board members said they were concerned that a Great Hearts Academy would draw from affluent white families, rather than bringing in students from other parts of the city to create a more diverse student body.
Great Hearts said might reapply if the approval process is revamped.
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