Texas Approves Charter School for Deion Sanders

Former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Deion Sanders' charter school application was among eight approved by the Texas State Board of Education today.

The decision came after a brief discussion during which members raised questions about the schools' academic rigor and Sanders' involvement.

"I have no idea what the applicant plans to do in the classroom, how they plan to instruct the TEKS," said Michael Soto, D-San Antonio, adding, "I have no idea what they plan to offer in a day to day classroom experience."

Thomas Ratliff, R-Mount Pleasant, cautioned that he did not want the charter application process to turn into ...

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