“Our schools are suffering from political neglect and from this point forward we must hold our mayor accountable for promises made to make education a priority. And if the Office of Mayor becomes vacant, I implore the next mayor to make our children job No. 1.” Tennessean Op-Ed I wrote those words in the middle of the night one month ago, a week after Nashville’s … Continue reading O Nashville, My Nashville: We Have An Opportunity to Be ‘Jealous Guardians’ of Education. Let’s Do This.
Later this morning (at 10am) Nashville will have the opportunity to hear directly from director of schools Dr. Shawn Joseph as he lists budget priorities during his inaugural State of Metro Schools address. The $902 million budget for school year 2017-2018 has received little backlash, which could mean one of three things: either the district has done an effective job communicating and engaging the public, or … Continue reading The State of Nashville Schools and the Focus on Students, Staff, and Services