“We Must Focus Like Never Before on Improving Nashville’s Public Schools”

Miranda Christy, Nashville attorney and education advocate, stops by Volume and Light to remind us to STAY VIGILANT in the DeVos era. Accountability matters.  Regarding the confirmation of Betsy DeVos, I stand with many of you: disappointed and disgusted. While the Secretary of Education has relatively little power, we must nevertheless be vigilant. Specifically, if we want to keep the state as well as outside … Continue reading “We Must Focus Like Never Before on Improving Nashville’s Public Schools”

After a Brutal 2016, Miranda Christy is On a Peace Waging Mission

Miranda Christy, a Nashville attorney, has previously appeared on Volume and Light sharing nuggets of wisdom after surviving a uniquely challenging school board election.  I asked my friend if she would again be so kind to contribute by offering a message of hope for the new year after a brutal 2016 and  a 2017 that has already waged war on the moral collective. Suffering. The … Continue reading After a Brutal 2016, Miranda Christy is On a Peace Waging Mission

Nashville (and Memphis) School Choice Advocates Make Appeal to School Board – Vote No Moratorium on Charters

The pro-school choice community in Nashville and even Memphis has spoken! We understand that charter schools are providing a need and without them as viable options we are hijacking opportunities from families in vulnerable circumstances. Check out these voices for choice in Nashville: Thank you, Memphis! But we are listening. And we are praying. And we are standing tall with our fellow Tennessee families in Nashville. Maya … Continue reading Nashville (and Memphis) School Choice Advocates Make Appeal to School Board – Vote No Moratorium on Charters

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?

Yes, You Should Be Afraid to Run for Nashville School Board. But You Should Do It Anyway!

Don’t get me wrong, I am good friends with most of the school board members. I do believe most of them are good people who really do love the babies. Maybe it’s too early for board members whose terms are up in 2018 to decide whether they will run again. But it’s a great time for prospects to scavenge the landscape. And yes, I mean … Continue reading Yes, You Should Be Afraid to Run for Nashville School Board. But You Should Do It Anyway!

Nashville 2016 School Board Candidates Lose the Battle, Win the War: Miranda Christy

Permission granted to Volume and Light. Originally posted on Facebook. Friends,  On August 3rd, the day before our local election, a document was filed alleging that I, three other candidates for school board, and Stand for Children violated campaign finance laws. I have said that the document was without merit since the day it was filed and today, the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance reached … Continue reading Nashville 2016 School Board Candidates Lose the Battle, Win the War: Miranda Christy

More Nashvillians Coming out in Support of Dr. Shawn Joseph; Disgusted with Negative Media

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