The greatest thing about blogging is there are few rules – and, oh, there’s app for it. At the present, I’m sitting in my car on a beautiful Saturday morning waiting for a tiny family member to hop in because his grandmother heard about an event a charter school is holding in their housing development. She asked if I would join them to assist with … Continue reading It’s a Great Day to Learn about a Charter School and Eat Some Popcorn
UPDATED 11/3/16 9:25am Dr. Joseph: Whether you want it or not, quite a few Nashvillians have expressed their support for you and outrage at the lynch mob following granular details of your travel and work habits. These Nashvillians, from all walks of life, are looking beyond the headlines only to find a faulty deck of cards being dealt to our new director of schools. The consensus is that … Continue reading More Nashvillians Coming out in Support of Dr. Shawn Joseph; Disgusted with Negative Media
Chalkbeat’s Laura Faith Kebede writes about the NAACP Tennessee State Conference boldly choosing to stand with local families for high quality choices by rejecting their national leadership’s moratorium on charters. Tennessee NAACP conference president Gloria Sweet-Love echoing my own sentiment, notes charter issues around the nation do not reflect what is happening in our state – specifically, Nashville and Memphis. As I penned in an open letter … Continue reading TN NAACP State Conference Sides With Local Families
Dr. Joseph is a wanted man. Yet, he’s making decisions befitting someone who has the luxury of privilege and second chances. Still, to my knowledge, no high-ranking government official in Nashville has been so solidly targeted. Is it charters? Collective bargaining? Did he tick off a board member? All of the above? There are so many questions about the barrage of media attacks on Dr. … Continue reading For Dr. Joseph It’s All Tricks No Treats
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
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
There is no shortage of school choice proponents willing to let the NAACP off the hook for siding with union bosses against parents desperate for quality education choices for their children. We’re still mad as hell and rightfully so.