ESSA Occupies ASD’s Territory Meanwhile Students Are Sidelined 

In this Chalkbeat article about the ever-decreasing role of Tennessee’s Achievement School District (ASD) in school turnaround, one can only deduce that the students – 98% of whom are black and brown children – don’t have a fighting chance.  I’m gravely concerned about students in perennially failing schools and ESSA’s lack of urgency in righting the ships.  Under the new federal education law called the … Continue reading ESSA Occupies ASD’s Territory Meanwhile Students Are Sidelined 

TN NAACP State Conference Sides With Local Families

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