#YesOn2MA – Extending the Love to Children of Color

Dear Massachusetts voters: Thanks to social media the line of demarcation between the North and South is virtually nonexistent, so your battle to place a cap on charters makes me feel right at home. While Tennesseans enjoy a legislature that is friendly to charters, those of us living in the capital city of Nashville stand ready to jump the next nonsensical hurdle; or thinly veiled attempt to cap … Continue reading #YesOn2MA – Extending the Love to Children of Color

Loving This List of Charter School Supporters But Wishing it Had More Nashville Flavor

If the 2016 presidential election season will be credited with anything it just might be successfully testing Americans’ allegiance to party politics. With all the controversy surrounding Democrat presidential nominee Hilary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, it seems more prevalent than ever voters choosing party values over the candidates selected to represent them. Conversely, the 2016 election season may also be recorded as the year the … Continue reading Loving This List of Charter School Supporters But Wishing it Had More Nashville Flavor

Quality Choices and Greater Accountability 

This is a pretty solid USA Today article about the need for more quality choices despite the NAACP charter moratorium. The author fills a small space about the Memphis Lift rally and quotes Lift leader Sarah Carpenter.  The article is centered around secretary of education John King who speaks against “arbitrary” caps on charter schools and in support of greater state accountability.  “When charters perform … Continue reading Quality Choices and Greater Accountability 

My Disappointment in the NAACP Is Only Matched By My Awe for the Parents of the Memphis Lift

Since the NAACP voted to support a moratorium on charter schools, I’ve been slowly unpacking the unique dynamic played out before my very eyes. You see, I was fortunate to join a 150-strong group of #PowerfulParents on a trip from Tennessee to Cincinnati, where the NAACP vote was being held. I was one of a small group of Nashvillians picked up en route—most of the … Continue reading My Disappointment in the NAACP Is Only Matched By My Awe for the Parents of the Memphis Lift