“Your Role Is Not To Do His job” From National Urban Schools Leader To Nashville School Board 

Michael Casserly, Executive Director of The Council of the Great City Schools paid a Valentines Day visit to the Nashville School Board to establish an effective evaluation process by which to assess their one and only employee, director of schools Dr. Shawn Joseph. Jason Gonzales of The Tennessean, smartly captured Casserly’s most searing advice “If you start saying who he should hire or which programs he should adopt … the … Continue reading “Your Role Is Not To Do His job” From National Urban Schools Leader To Nashville School Board 

I’m Not the Only One Who’s “GotYourBack”, Dr. Joseph

Admittedly, I was little worried. After Monday’s Volume and Light post calling attention to Diane Ravitch’s “ill-advised” (taking a line from her hymnal) blog about Nashville’s director of schools, Dr. Shawn Joseph, the future began to look bleak for the illogically defamed director. At first, I was relieved to see some others take the time to join me in expressing their outrage and/or support. I got your back @MNPSDirector https://t.co/8iW6Wa0myf — … Continue reading I’m Not the Only One Who’s “GotYourBack”, Dr. Joseph

ACT Scores tell solemn story for Nashville’s black students

Metro Schools’ director Dr. Shawn Joseph expressed his displeasure with the college-ready gaps represented by the 2016 ACT scores published last week.  The Tennessean’s Jason Gonzalez reported that the scores of non-economically disadvantaged black and white students were 17.9 and 22.3, respectively. Further, economically disadvantaged black students scored 16.9, while white students in the same category scored 18.5. Achievement gaps are neither new nor unique, however, it still shocks the system … Continue reading ACT Scores tell solemn story for Nashville’s black students