Parent to School Board: “Please Stop The Disparaging Remarks Toward Our Families For Our Choice”

Contributed by KIPP Nashville Collegiate High School parent Camiqueka Fuller as read at the June 13, 2017 school board meeting. Because five of nine board members were not attendance, the parents featured in this series expressed grave concern about the cold shoulder extended to charter schools and their families at board meetings. They have a voice, please listen.  Good evening, my name is Camiqueka Fuller. … Continue reading Parent to School Board: “Please Stop The Disparaging Remarks Toward Our Families For Our Choice”

This Educator Says ‘Do Not Use Top School with Entry Requirements as Model for All Schools’

Saw this little diddy (Sacred Cows and Segregation at Hume Fogg) by blogger and KIPP Nashville educator Josh Rogen and could not ignore it’s relevance to today’s education discussion in Nashville and beyond. You see Rogen does something here that no one else is willing to do and that’s question the demographics of the crown jewel of Nashville schools – Hume Fogg Academic Magnet. The prized public school that … Continue reading This Educator Says ‘Do Not Use Top School with Entry Requirements as Model for All Schools’

Nashville Charter School Leaders Join Others to Oppose Budget that Helps Them, Hurt Others

A group of concerned charter school leaders from across the country submitted a letter to the editor expressing concern about the proposed federal funding cuts likely to hurt students’ prospects outside of the K-12 framework. The letter originally appeared in the Monday, March 28, 2017 issue of USA Today. See below. I’m proud to see that many of those charter school leaders represent schools right here in Nashville. Shout … Continue reading Nashville Charter School Leaders Join Others to Oppose Budget that Helps Them, Hurt Others