Shouldn’t Parents Get a Say Before School Board Blocks Charter Schools?

According to the school board agenda for this week’s meeting, they are voting on a moratorium of any future charter schools in Nashville. Never mind the political agendas at work behind this resolution. The bigger problem is that the agenda from last week gave no notice to the public about the appearance of the resolution. And the text of the resolution itself didn’t appear until … Continue reading Shouldn’t Parents Get a Say Before School Board Blocks Charter Schools?

Dear Nashville School Board: A Moratorium on Charters is Unnecessary and Harmful to Families

The election. The cast of characters tapped to lead our nation. The soul-crushing tragedy in Chattanooga.   There is no shortage of bad things to distract us from the business at hand, but I’d like to take this opportunity to guide us back to our reality within Nashville’s education landscape.  Our school board will be considering a resolution to place a moratorium on Nashville charter … Continue reading Dear Nashville School Board: A Moratorium on Charters is Unnecessary and Harmful to Families

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