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Tennessee’s education leaders are following through with their threat of withholding millions of dollars in funding for one of the state’s largest school districts. At issue is how the Nashville school district handles applications for charter schools.

House Democrats are voicing their opposition to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's administration's decision to withhold $3.4 million in state funding from Nashville because of a disputed charter school application. The lawmakers at a news conference outside the legislative office complex in Nashville on Tuesday afternoon argued that Haslam's decision was unfair to students at city schools.